What does the word fossiliferous mean?

    Part of speech: adjective

  • Containing fossils.

Usage examples for fossiliferous

  1. The highly fossiliferous limestones of the Trenton tell of clear water and abundant life. – The Elements of Geology by 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 by 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 by A.C. Seward and Others
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