bearing or yielding lead

Phrontistery dictionary. 2013.

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  • Plumbiferous — Plum*bif er*ous, a. [Plumbum + ferous.] Producing or containing lead. Kirwan. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • plumbiferous — [pləm bif′ər əs] adj. [< plumbum, LEAD2 (see PLUMB) + FEROUS] that contains or yields lead …   English World dictionary

  • plumbiferous — /plum bif euhr euhs/, adj. yielding or containing lead. [1790 1800; < L plumb(um) lead + I + FEROUS] * * * …   Universalium

  • plumbiferous — adjective Producing or containing lead …   Wiktionary

  • plumbiferous — plum·bif·er·ous …   English syllables

  • plumbiferous — /plʌmˈbɪfərəs/ (say plum bifuhruhs) adjective yielding or containing lead. {Latin plumbum lead + iferous} …   Australian English dictionary

  • plumbiferous — |pləm|bif(ə)rəs adjective Etymology: plumb + iferous : containing lead …   Useful english dictionary

  • plombiferous — adjective plumbiferous …   Wiktionary

  • leaden — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) adj. gray, somber; slow, heavy, gloomy, cheerless. See dimness, inactivity. II (Roget s IV) modif. 1. [Made of lead] Syn. lead, plumbous, plumbic, plumbean, plumbiferous, pewter, galena; see also… …   English dictionary for students

  • 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

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