Meaning of FERROUS in English

ˈferəs adjective

Etymology: New Latin ferrosus, from Latin ferrum iron + -osus -ous — more at farrier

1. : of, relating to, or containing iron — used specifically of compounds in which this element is bivalent or of bivalent iron; compare ferric

2. of an alloy : containing more iron than any other metal

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