auriferous

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au·rif·er·ous

 (ô-rĭf′ər-əs)
adj.
Containing gold; gold-bearing.

[From Latin aurifer, gold-bearing : aurum, gold + -fer, -fer.]

auriferous

(ɔːˈrɪfərəs)
adj
(Geological Science) (of rock) containing gold; gold-bearing
[C18: from Latin aurifer gold-bearing, from aurum gold + ferre to bear]

au•rif•er•ous

(ɔˈrɪf ər əs)

adj.
yielding or containing gold.
[1720–30; < Latin aurifer gold-bearing (see auri-1, -fer) + -ous]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.auriferous - containing goldauriferous - containing gold; "auriferous quartz veins"
metal, metallic - containing or made of or resembling or characteristic of a metal; "a metallic compound"; "metallic luster"; "the strange metallic note of the meadow lark, suggesting the clash of vibrant blades"- Ambrose Bierce
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Only one thing sat otherwise than auriferously, and at the same time lightly, on Mr Dorrit's mind.