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Meaning of FERRUGINOUS

 
Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Fer*ru"gi*nous\, a. [L. ferruginus, ferrugineus,
fr. ferrugo, -ginis, iron rust: cf. F. ferrugineux. See
{Ferrugo}.]
1. Partaking of iron; containing particles of iron. --Boyle.

2. Resembling iron rust in appearance or color; brownish red,
   or yellowish red.

 

 

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