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fer·ru·gi·nous

 (fə-ro͞o′jə-nəs, fĕ-)
adj.
1. Of, containing, or similar to iron.
2. Having the color of iron rust; reddish-brown.

[From Latin ferrūginus, from ferrūgō, ferrūgin-, iron rust, from ferrum, iron.]

ferruginous

(fɛˈruːdʒɪnəs)
adj
1. (Minerals) (of minerals, rocks, etc) containing iron: a ferruginous clay.
2. rust-coloured
[C17: from Latin ferrūgineus of a rusty colour, from ferrūgō iron rust, from ferrum iron]

fer•ru•gi•nous

(fəˈru dʒə nəs)

adj.
1. iron-bearing: ferruginous clays.
2. of the color of iron rust.
[1655–65; < Latin ferrūginus rust-colored]
Translations

fer·ru·gi·nous

a. ferruginoso-a, ferrugíneo-a.
1. que contiene hierro;
2. que tiene el color de hierro oxidado.
References in classic literature ?
Sir Leicester receives that ferruginous person graciously.
Here the coating is of a rich brown instead of a black colour, and seems to be composed of ferruginous matter alone.
The same authors (Geyer and Hinkelbein, 1974) in a nearby locality within the Morron de Totana Unit, reported a tract with brachiopods stratigraphically above the previously described, consisting also of grey to yellowish marls and limestones but partially nodular and with ferruginous oolites.
brasiliensis were collected in November, 2007 in a rupestrian field of ferruginous "canga" at Brumadinho, Minas Gerais, Brazil, and in February of 2008 in a semi deciduous seasonal forest in Porto Alegre, Rio Grande de Sul, Brazil.
While the surface ocean was oxygen-rich, the deep ocean was ferruginous - oxygen-deprived and iron-dominated.
Leaves erect to spreading, rosulate, 8 to 20 in number, 75-120 cm long; leaf sheaths narrowly elliptic, 4-12 x 2-4 cm, castaneous with a thin pale margin, nerved, proximally very densely covered with asymmetrical and shaggy dark ferruginous trichomes; leaf blades linear, attenuate, 3-7mm wide, involute, inconspicuously and obtusely plicate, densely ferruginous lepidote toward the sheath especially abaxially becoming scattered dark punctate-lepidote toward the apex.
Urban environments and the cactus ferruginous pygmy-owl (Glaucidium brosilianum cactorum): a profile of endangerment of a species.
At least first and second gastral segments ferruginous (Tsuneki, 1983a: 77-79).
Visitors can see captive-bred golden eagles, Russian steppe eagles, Alaskan bald eagles, ferruginous hawks, redtailed hawks, striated carcara, the hawk of the Falkland Islands, and snowy, barn, little, Indian eagle, European eagle, African spotted eagle and Magellan's eagle owls.
One ferruginous buzzard had virtually no tail and the feathers stripped from the primarys of one wing.
Unusual sightings included a varied thrush, which is like a robin but more boldly patterned with orange -- spotted in a Bouquet Canyon pullout -- and a beautiful ferruginous raptor, along Highway 126 in Castaic.
The acid ferruginous soils of Kerala State, southern India, are often referred to as 'lateritc' and/or 'lateritic soils' and have attracted the attention of earth scientists all over the world because of their importance in industry and agriculture (Schellman 1981; Ollier and Galloway 1990; Aleva 1994).