Definition of sulphureous in English:

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Pronunciation: /sʌlˈfjʊərɪəs/
(also sulfureous)


Of, like, or containing sulphur.
Example sentences
  • According to Hugh Murray, in his biography Dr Evelyn's York, he left London shrouded in ‘a pea soup fog, characteristic of the capital city with its myriads of sulphureous and coal-burning fires.’
  • Queen Victoria loved the sulfureous saline water so much she gave the town a royal prefix.
  • View a former old coffee plantation in the Canada del Infierno and the sulfureous springs of the Bayate river.


Early 16th century: from Latin sulphureus (from sulphur) + -ous.

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