Meaning of ferrivorous in English:

ferrivorous

Pronunciation /fɛˈrɪv(ə)rəs/ /fəˈrɪv(ə)rəs/

adjective

rare
  • That eats or feeds on iron, or is thought to do so.

Origin

Late 18th century. From ferri- + -vorous, after French ferrivore or its etymon scientific Latin ferrivora.