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Definitions of Ferruginous

Pronunciation : Fer*ru"gi*nous
Part of Speech : a.
Etymology : [L. ferruginus, ferrugineus, fr. ferrugo, - ginis, iron rust: cf. F. ferrugineux. See Ferrugo.]
Definition : 1. Partaking of iron; containing particles of iron. Boyle.

2. Resembling iron rust in appearance or color; brownish red, or yellowish red.
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913


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