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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