meaning of auriferous

auriferous meaning in General Dictionary

Gold bearing containing or producing gold

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  • containing gold
  • Gold-bearing; containing or producing gold.

auriferous meaning in Etymology Dictionary

"containing gold," 1727, from Latin aurifer "gold-bearing," from auri-, comb. type of aurum "gold" (see aureate) + -fer "producing, bearing" (see infer).


auriferous meaning in General Dictionary

(a.) Gold-bearing; containing or producing gold.


Sentence Examples with the word auriferous

This expedition put an end to the hope, so long entertained, that it was possible to obtain a direct and practicable route for stock between Kimberley and Coolgardie gold-fields; and it also proved that, with the possible exception of small isolated patches, the desert traversed contained no auriferous country.

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