American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Forming or bearing honey.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Producing honey, as a plant; mellific.
- Bearing or preparing honey, as a bee; specifically, of or pertaining to the Mellifera.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Producing honey.
- From Latin mellifer : mel, mell-, honey; see melit- in Indo-European roots + -fer, -fer. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Philogynist elsewhere in the world, px is busy like a melliferous thing:”
“Honey is procured by steeping the cones of the Banksia or other melliferous flowers in water.”
“Already he had the melliferous taste of victory on his tongue.”
“We find even to-day, among the melliferous hymenoptera, all the stages of progressive civilisation of our own domestic bee.”
“The great idle drones, asleep in unconscious groups on the melliferous walls, are rudely torn from their slumbers by an army of wrathful virgins.”
“Grelet was a skilled apiarist, and replenished his melliferous flocks by wild swarms enticed from the forests.”
“His eyes were dim with pleasure long drawn out; they saw nothing, and it was some moments before the pallor and pain of Frank's face dispelled the melliferous”
“None of the melliferous clan, in my neighbourhood at least, is stirring as early as she is.”
“These females spend the winter in their cells, as do many of the early-hatching melliferous insects, such as Anthophorae and Mason-bees, who build their nests in the spring, the larvae reaching the perfect state in the summer and yet remaining shut up in their cells until the following May.”
“Is it melliferous, then?" asked Vic, with a smile.”
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Words with the -fer suffix ("that which carries") or the -ferous suffix ("bearing," "producing," or "yielding").
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