Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Yielding gum or resinous substances; specifically, belonging or pertaining to the order Guttiferæ.

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

  • adjective Yielding gum or resinous substances.
  • adjective Pertaining to a natural order of trees and shrubs (Guttiferæ) noted for their abounding in a resinous sap.

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

  • adjective botany Yielding gum or resinous substances.
  • adjective botany Relating to a natural order of trees and shrubs (Guttiferae) that abound in resinous sap.

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Examples

  • After correctly spelling "anatomy" in round two, he misspelled his round three word, "guttiferous," which refers to trees 'propensity to produce gum or resinous substances.

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  • In botany, yielding gum or resinous substances; pertaining to a natural order of trees and shrubs noted for their abundance of resinous sap.

    February 9, 2008