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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.]
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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]
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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]
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Translations

fer·ru·gi·nous

a. ferruginoso-a, ferrugíneo-a.
1. que contiene hierro;
2. que tiene el color de hierro oxidado.
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References in classic literature ?
Sir Leicester receives that ferruginous person graciously.
In the Orinoco it occurs on the rocks periodically washed by the floods, and in those parts alone where the stream is rapid; or, as the Indians say, "the rocks are black where the waters are white." Here the coating is of a rich brown instead of a black colour, and seems to be composed of ferruginous matter alone.
The Riley deposit is a ferruginous laterite derived from weathering of the underlying Wilson River Ultramafic Complex of western Tasmania.
Ironstone is a sedimentary rock, either deposited directly as a ferruginous sediment or created by chemical replacement, that contains a substantial proportion of an iron compound from which iron either can be or once was smelted commercially.
People come from all over to this site to see some rare birds - recently a Western Cattle Egret and a Ferruginous Duck were spotted here."
In this study, Mandarin Ducks spent a similar proportion of their time foraging as the Ferruginous Pochard Aythya nyroca (Muzaffar, 2004), and less than that of the Tundra Bean Goose Anser fabalis (64%) (Liu, 2011), Swan Goose Anser cygnoides (60.2%) (Zhang, 2009), and Tundra Swan (30.52%) (Shao et al., 2018).
These are lesser white-fronted goose, white-headed duck, marbled duck, ferruginous duck, little bustard, little cormorant, as well as flamingoes, pelicans, all 7 species of herons and a variety of species of ducks, geese, rails, waders and others.
Those studies showed that over 70 percent of Northern spotted owls and 40 percent of barred owls are contaminated with rodenticides; that ferruginous hawks preferentially prey on poisoned rodents; and that exposure to first generation anticoagulants is linked to diseases that impact the immune systems of animals like coyotes and mountain lions.
The feldspar and lithic fragments are in traces with abundant ferruginous cement and matrix.
The appearance of quartz, plagioclase and tuffaceous and siliceous fragments in the area showed that dolomite containing some ferruginous debris (Fig.