bearing wool

Phrontistery dictionary. 2013.

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  • Lanigerous — La*nig er*ous, a. [L. laniger; lano wool + gerere to hear.] Bearing or producing wool. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • lanigerous — Wool bearing or covered with fine hair …   Grandiloquent dictionary

  • lanigerous — /leɪˈnɪdʒərəs/ (say lay nijuhruhs) adjective wool bearing; woolly. {Latin lāniger (from lāna wool + ger carrying) + ous} …   Australian English dictionary

  • lanigerous — …   Useful english dictionary

  • Bearing and Carrying — The following table is a relatively complete listing of words relating to the bearing, exuding, carrying, emitting, or containing of things by other things. Note that almost all of them end in ferous or gerous (from the Latin ferre and gerere,… …   Phrontistery dictionary

  • laniferous — [lənij′ər əslə nif′ər əs] adj. [< L lanifer (< lana, WOOL + ferre, BEAR1) + OUS] bearing wool or fine hairs resembling wool; fleecy: also lanigerous [lənij′ər əs] …   English World dictionary

  • -gerous — comb. form forming adjectives meaning bearing (lanigerous). * * * j(ə)rəs adjective combining form Etymology: Latin ger (from gerere to bear, wage, cherish) or French gère (from Latin ger) + English ous more at …   Useful english dictionary

  • laniferous — adj. (also lanigerous) wool bearing. Etymology: L lanifer, ger f. lana wool …   Useful english dictionary

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