-ferous


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-ferous

suff.
Bearing; producing; containing: carboniferous.

[-fer + -ous.]

-ferous

adj combining form
bearing or producing: coniferous; crystalliferous. Compare -gerous
[from -fer + -ous]

-ferous

a combining form meaning “carrying,” “producing,” “yielding” the thing specified by the initial element: coniferous; pestiferous. Compare -fer.
[Middle English; see -fer, -ous]