Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Containing copper.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Producing or containing copper; copper-bearing: as, cupriferous ore, or silver.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Containing copper.

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  • adjective Containing or producing copper.

Etymologies

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-iferous

Examples

  • Its characteristics are the argentiferous and cupriferous ores, whereas in South Midian gold and silver were worked; and the parallelogram whose limits are assigned above, might be converted into a Northern

    The Land of Midian

  • The yield of the argentiferous and cupriferous ores, proved, alas! to be but poor.

    The Life of Sir Richard Burton

  • The cupriferous stone struck east-west, with a dip to the south; the outcrops, visible without digging, measured fifteen to twenty metres long, by one to one and a half in breadth.

    The Land of Midian

  • If the characteristics of North Midian (Madyan Proper) are its argentiferous, and especially its cupriferous ores, South Midian worked chiefly gold and silver, both metals being mentioned by the mediaeval geographers of Arabia.

    The Land of Midian

  • Here, however, the quartz imbedded in grey granite appears cupriferous, producing fine grey copper (?); and the same is the case to the east of the Fahísát block.

    The Land of Midian

  • The Rossland, the Boundary and the Kootenay districts are the chief centres of vein-mining, yielding auriferous and cupriferous sulphide ores, as well as large quantities of silver-bearing lead ores.

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Part 3 "Brescia" to "Bulgaria"

  • Not only has the cupriferous wealth of Lake Superior directly enriched many Cleveland citizens who interested themselves in its production, but it has led to the establishment of a large and steadily increasing commerce between

    Cleveland Past and Present Its Representative Men

  • Dr. Houghton were bringing the cupriferous riches of the region into notice.

    Cleveland Past and Present Its Representative Men

  • The yield of the argentiferous and cupriferous ores, proved, alas! to be but poor.

    The Life of Sir Richard Burton

  • The yield of the argentiferous and cupriferous ores, proved, alas! to be but poor.

    The Life of Sir Richard Burton

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