cocciferous

bearing or yielding berries

Phrontistery dictionary. 2013.

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  • Cocciferous — Coc*cif er*ous, a. [L. coccum a berry + ferous. See {Coccus}.] Bearing or producing berries; bacciferous; as, cocciferous trees or plants. [1913 Webster] || …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • cocciferous — † cocciferous, a. [f. L. coccum berry + fer bearing + ous.] Berry bearing. 1727–51 in Chambers Cycl. in Johnson (quoting Quincey.) …   Useful english dictionary

  • cocciferous —   a. bearing berries …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • 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

  • -ferous — comb. form (usu. iferous) forming adjectives with the sense bearing , having (auriferous; odoriferous). Derivatives: ferously suffix ferousness suffix Etymology: from or after F fegravere or L fer producing f. ferre bear * * * ferous, suffix… …   Useful english dictionary

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