Part of speech:

Containing fossils.

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Usage examples "fossiliferous":

  1. The highly fossiliferous limestones of the Trenton tell of clear water and abundant life. - "The Elements of Geology", William Harmon Norton.
  2. Of this we have for the present no idea, and yet we have here a problem of immense importance for the answering of a large number of questions concerning the formation of fossiliferous strata. - "The Voyage of the Vega round Asia and Europe, Volume I and Volume II", A.E. Nordenskieold.
  3. Writing to Henslow in March, 1834, he says: I am quite charmed with Geology, but, like the wise animal between two bundles of hay, I do not know which to like best; the old crystalline groups of rocks, or the softer and fossiliferous beds. - "Darwin and Modern Science", A.C. Seward and Others.