Definitions

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

  • adjective Of, containing, or similar to iron.
  • adjective Having the color of iron rust; reddish-brown.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Of the color of iron-rust; light reddish brown.
  • Of the nature of or containing iron.

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

  • adjective Partaking of iron; containing particles of iron.
  • adjective Resembling iron rust in appearance or color; brownish red, or yellowish red.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Containing iron.
  • adjective Rusty.

Etymologies

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

[From Latin ferrūginus, from ferrūgō, ferrūgin-, iron rust, from ferrum, iron.]

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