gemmiferous

bearing gems

Phrontistery dictionary. 2013.

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  • Gemmiferous — Gem*mif er*ous, a. [L. gemma bud + ferous: cf. F. gemmif[ e]re.] Producing gems or buds; (Biol.) multiplying by buds. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • gemmiferous — [je mif′ər əs] adj. producing or reproducing by buds or gemmae; gemmiparous …   English World dictionary

  • gemmiferous — /je mif euhr euhs/, adj. bearing buds or gemmae; gemmiparous. [1650 60; GEMM(A) + I + FEROUS] * * * …   Universalium

  • gemmiferous — gem·mif·er·ous || dÊ’e mɪfÉ™rÉ™s adj. (Botany) bearing buds or reproducing by gemma ; gemmiparous …   English contemporary dictionary

  • gemmiferous — gem·mif·er·ous …   English syllables

  • gemmiferous — adj. 1 producing precious stones. 2 bearing buds. Etymology: L gemmifer (as GEMMA, FEROUS) …   Useful english dictionary

  • gem|mip´a|rous|ly — gem|mip|a|rous «jeh MIHP uhr uhs», adjective. = gemmiferous (def. 1). (Cf. ↑gemmiferous) –gem|mip´a|rous|ly, adverb …   Useful english dictionary

  • gem|mip|a|rous — «jeh MIHP uhr uhs», adjective. = gemmiferous (def. 1). (Cf. ↑gemmiferous) –gem|mip´a|rous|ly, adverb …   Useful english dictionary

  • fern — fernless, adj. fernlike, adj. /ferrn/, n. any seedless, nonflowering vascular plant of the class Filicinae, of tropical to temperate regions, characterized by true roots produced from a rhizome, triangular fronds that uncoil upward and have a… …   Universalium

  • Fern — /ferrn/, n. a female given name. * * * Any of about 10,000–12,000 species (division Filicophyta) of nonflowering vascular plants that have true roots, stems, and complex leaves and reproduce by spores. Though ferns were once classified with the… …   Universalium

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