balaniferous

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin balanus ‎(acorn) + -ferous.

AdjectiveEdit

balaniferous ‎(comparative more balaniferous, superlative most balaniferous)

  1. (nonce word) Bearing or producing acorns.
    • Charles Darwin
      A few miles north of Coquimbo, I met with the ferruginous, balaniferous mass (E) with many silicified bones; I was informed that these silicified bones occur also at Tonguay, south of Coquimbo []