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2 definitions found
 for Auriferous
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Auriferous \Au*rif"er*ous\, a. [L. aurifer; aurum gold + ferre
     to bear: cf. F. aurif[`e]re.]
     Gold-bearing; containing or producing gold.
     [1913 Webster]
  
           Whence many a bursting stream auriferous plays.
                                                    --Thomson.
     [1913 Webster]
  
     Auriferous pyrites, iron pyrites (iron disulphide),
        containing some gold disseminated through it.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  auriferous
      adj 1: containing gold; "auriferous quartz veins" [syn:
             auriferous, gold-bearing]

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