Definitions

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

Etymologies

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

-fer + -ous.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From Latin ferō.

Examples

    Sorry, no example sentences found.

Comments

Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.