fossiliferous [fos-uh-lif-er-uh s] ExamplesWord Origin adjective
- bearing or containing , as rocks or strata.
Origin of fossiliferous First recorded in 1840–50;+ + Related formsnon·fos·sil·if·er·ous, adjectiveun·fos·sil·if·er·ous, adjective Examples from the Web for fossiliferous Historical Examples of fossiliferous
The abnormal character of much of the fossiliferous deposits.
George McCready Price
Some kinds of deposits are more often fossiliferous than others.
J. E. Marr
The Metamorphic strata, why less calcareous than the fossiliferous.
It is fossiliferous, one of the commonest of its shells being the Terebratula.
Herbert W Tompkins
They have yet another and fourth title, which is, Fossiliferous Rocks.
British Dictionary definitions for fossiliferous fossiliferous adjective
- (of sedimentary rocks) containing fossils
Word Origin and History for fossiliferous adj.
by 1830, from+ -ferous “producing, containing,” from ferre “to bear” (see ).