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Definition of "argentiferous" []

  • Bearing or producing silver. (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 "argentiferous" in a sentence
  • "If the rock prove argentiferous I should hope to strike virgin silver in the capillary or aborescent shape below."
  • "The Sambúk received a cargo of quarrymen and sacks, in order to ship at Makná the “argentiferous galena” and other rocks left by Lieutenant Yusuf and M. Philipin upon the shore; and, that done, she was directed to rejoin us at Tírán Island."
  • "Our engineer declared it to be argentiferous galena, but it proved to be magnetic iron."
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