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diamantiferous

Line breaks: dia|man¦tifer|ous
Pronunciation: /ˌdʌɪəmənˈtɪf(ə)rəs
 
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Definition of diamantiferous in English:

adjective

(Of a rock formation, region, etc.) producing or yielding diamonds.
Example sentences
  • Numerous geological series of auriferous and diamantiferous areas would also be worth studying in detail.
  • Last December, two diamantiferous kimberlites were discovered in the Otish Mountain region.
  • The marine prospection is made by boats equipped with pumps in order to sample the diamantiferous gravel.

Origin

late 19th century: from French diamantifère, from diamant 'diamond' + -fère 'producing'.

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