Part of speech: adjective

Of or like iron.

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Usage examples "ferruginous":

  1. This shingle has certainly a most ferruginous appearance. - "Travels in the Great Desert of Sahara, in the Years of 1845 and 1846", James Richardson.
  2. The lake is perfectly clear, with a bottom of yellowish shallow mud, which rests- according to investigations made in 1851- upon a mass of pumice- stone mixed in places with ferruginous sand; and the yellow mud itself is a detritus of pumice- stone. - "Two Years in the French West Indies", Lafcadio Hearn.
  3. Everywhere was the same blackened, cooling, ferruginous slag. - "A Republic Without a President and Other Stories", Herbert Ward.