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Monday, May 13, 2013

Definitions for melliferous

  1. yielding or producing honey.

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Citations for melliferous
He writes of the melliferous odor of linden blossoms; of the fields rushing to meet him; of trees, castles and people; of the greensward that serves him as a dining table; and of the little old ladies who joyfully smile at him. Mikhail A. Osorgin, translated by Donald M. Fiene, Selected Stories, Reminiscences, and Essays, 1982
Already he had the melliferous taste of victory on his tongue. Wilbur Smith, The Eye of the Tiger, 2001
Origin of melliferous
1650-1660
Melliferous derives from the Latin word mellifer meaning "honey-bearing."