American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Bearing, producing, or in partial combination with silica.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Bearing or containing silica; producing silica, or united with a portion of silica.
- adj. yielding or bearing silica
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Producing silica; united with silica.
“It is a siliciferous subsulphate of alumina and potash, a compact feldspar, with the addition of sulphuric acid completely formed in it.”
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Words with the -fer suffix ("that which carries") or the -ferous suffix ("bearing," "producing," or "yielding").
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