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 History of this Word

"ferous" is from "ferre" (to carry) spoken by ancient people in central Italy around 700 B.C.

Notes

In this sense, it is a word added to another word to form a new word.

Words related to this meaning

grammar is modifier

"-ferous" is a type of suffix

Definition

A word ending that indicates bearing, containing or producing. Created by people to expand meaning of words. Can be added to the end of many words.

Examples of how the word is used

-ferous illustration The herbiferous bowl contained fresh basil from my pantry.
-ferous illustration Demand for water in the region has increased well beyond the aquifer's capacity to provide.