Meaning of ferriferous in English:

ferriferous

Pronunciation /fɛˈrɪf(ə)rəs/ /fəˈrɪf(ə)rəs/

adjective

  • Producing or yielding iron; containing iron compounds or ore.

Origin

Late 18th century; earliest use found in Richard Kirwan (1733–1812), chemist and mineralogist. From ferri- + -ferous, originally rendering Swedish järnhaltig.