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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • suffix Bearing; producing; containing: carboniferous.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • suffix producing the specified material
  • suffix containing the specified material

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • A suffix signifying bearing, producing, yielding


-fer + -ous.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin ferō. (Wiktionary)


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