Definition of melliferous in English:


Line breaks: mel|lif¦er|ous
Pronunciation: /mɛˈlɪf(ə)rəs


  • Yielding or producing honey.
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    • Malaysia, with its abundant melliferous plants and indigenous honeybees has a promising future in this industry.
    • The beekeepers became interested in enhancing their production through the cultivation of melliferous plants.
    • If there are a lot of such days in the summertime bees collect a lot of melliferous dew.


mid 17th century: from Latin mellifer (from mel 'honey' + -fer 'bearing') + -ous.

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