a. bearing threads.
   ♦ filiform, a. thread- like.
   ♦ filigerous, a. flagellate.
   ♦ filipendulous, a. hanging by a thread.

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  • Filiferous — Fi*lif er*ous, a. [L. filum a thread + ferous.] Producing threads. Carpenter. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • filiferous — thread bearing Bearing and Carrying …   Phrontistery dictionary

  • filiferous — fi·lif·er·ous …   English syllables

  • filiferous — (ˈ)fī|lif(ə)rəs, fə̇ˈl adjective Etymology: fili + ferous : bearing threads …   Useful english dictionary

  • Bearing and Carrying — The following table is a relatively complete listing of words relating to the bearing, exuding, carrying, emitting, or containing of things by other things. Note that almost all of them end in ferous or gerous (from the Latin ferre and gerere,… …   Phrontistery dictionary

  • fili- — combining form Etymology: Latin filum more at file : thread or threads : something resembling thread or threads filicauline filiferous …   Useful english dictionary

  • filamentiferous — filamentiferous, a. (ˌfɪləmənˈtɪfərəs) [f. as prec. + iferous.] ‘Bearing a filament or filaments; filiferous’ (Cent. Dict.) …   Useful english dictionary