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Definition of "auriferous" []

  • Containing gold; gold-bearing. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "auriferous" in a sentence
  • "The place which I know as auriferous is some miles distant, the way rugged."
  • "You know something of what I think you call auriferous geology."
  • "This "auriferous" town is indeed a marvellous place, lying on the crest of a hill at an elevation of 5,000 feet above the level of the sea."