14 letter words ending in ous

Abstractitious (a.) Obtained from plants by distillation.

Acanthocarpous (a.) Having the fruit covered with spines.

Acanthophorous (a.) Spine-bearing.

Acanthopodious (a.) Having spinous petioles.

Acanthopterous (a.) Spiny-winged.

Acanthopterous (a.) Acanthopterygious.

Adversifolious (a.) Having opposite leaves, as plants which have the leaves so arranged on the stem.

Albuminiferous (a.) Supplying albumen.

Albuminiparous (a.) Producing albumin.

Ammonitiferous (a.) Containing fossil ammonites.

Amygdaliferous (a.) Almond-bearing.

Anacardiaceous (a.) Belonging to, or resembling, a family, or order, of plants of which the cashew tree is the type, and the species of sumac are well known examples.

Anarthropodous (a.) Having no jointed legs; pertaining to Anarthropoda.

Angustifolious (a.) Having narrow leaves.

Anisodactylous (a.) Characterized by unequal toes, three turned forward and one backward, as in most passerine birds.

Anisostemonous (a.) Having unequal stamens; having stamens different in number from the petals.

Anomaloflorous (a.) Having anomalous flowers.

Anthraciferous (a.) Yielding anthracite; as, anthraciferous strata.

Anticontagious (a.) Opposing or destroying contagion.

Artiodactylous (a.) Even-toed.

Atramentaceous (a.) Black, like ink; inky; atramental.

Atramentarious (a.) Like ink; suitable for making ink. Sulphate of iron (copperas, green vitriol) is called atramentarious, as being used in making ink.

Bismuthiferous (a.) Containing bismuth.

Bituminiferous (a.) Producing bitumen.

Blandiloquious (a.) Fair-spoken; flattering.

Borraginaceous (a.) See Borage, n., etc.

Callyciflorous (a.) Having the petals and stamens adnate to the calyx; -- applied to a subclass of dicotyledonous plants in the system of the French botanist Candolle.

Campanulaceous (a.) Of pertaining to, or resembling, the family of plants (Camponulaceae) of which Campanula is the type, and which includes the Canterbury bell, the harebell, and the Venus's looking-glass.

Campylotropous (a.) Having the ovules and seeds so curved, or bent down upon themselves, that the ends of the embryo are brought close together.

Cartilagineous (a.) See Cartilaginous.

Chilostomatous (a.) Of or pertaining to the Chilostoma.

Chromatogenous (a.) Producing color.

Circulatorious (a.) Travelling from house to house or from town to town; itinerant.

Compendiarious (a.) Short; compendious.

Conchyliaceous (a.) Of or pertaining to shells; resembling a shell; as, conchyliaceous impressions.

Consanguineous (a.) Of the same blood; related by birth; descended from the same parent or ancestor.

Corolliflorous (a.) Having the stamens borne on the petals, and the latter free from the calyx. Compare Calycifloral and Thalamifloral.

Cotemporaneous (a.) Living or being at the same time; contemporaneous.

Cucurbitaceous (a.) Of, pertaining to, or resembling, a family of plants of which the cucumber, melon, and gourd are common examples.

Curculionidous (a.) Pertaining to the Curculionideae, or weevil tribe.

Dactylopterous (a.) Having the inferior rays of the pectoral fins partially or entirely free, as in the gurnards.

Diamantiferous (a.) Yielding diamonds.

Dicotyledonous (a.) Having two cotyledons or seed lobes; as, a dicotyledonous plant.

Diplostemonous (a.) Having twice as many stamens as petals, as the geranium.

Disadventurous (a.) Unprosperous; unfortunate.

Discodactylous (a.) Having sucking disks on the toes, as the tree frogs.

Ditrichotomous (a.) Divided into twos or threes.

Ditrichotomous (a.) Dividing into double or treble ramifications; -- said of a leaf or stem.

Embryoniferous (a.) Having an embryo.

Endecaphyllous (a.) Composed of eleven leaflets; -- said of a leaf.

Entomostracous (a.) Belonging to the Entomostracans.

Epileptogenous (a.) Producing epilepsy or epileptoid convulsions; -- applied to areas of the body or of the nervous system, stimulation of which produces convulsions.

Euphorbiaceous (a.) Alt. of Euphorbial

Expurgatorious (a.) Expurgatory.

Extemporaneous (a.) Composed, performed, or uttered on the spur of the moment, or without previous study; unpremeditated; off-hand; extempore; extemporary; as, an extemporaneous address or production.

Extraforaneous (a.) Pertaining to that which is out of doors.

Filoplumaceous (a.) Having the structure of a filoplume.

Foraminiferous (a.) Having small openings, or foramina.

Foraminiferous (a.) Pertaining to, or composed of, Foraminifera; as, foraminiferous mud.

Fringillaceous (a.) Fringil

Galactophagous (a.) Feeding on milk.

Galactophorous (a.) Milk-carrying; lactiferous; -- applied to the ducts of mammary glands.

Gelatiniferous (a.) Yielding gelatin on boiling with water; capable of gelatination.

Gemellipa-rous (a.) Producing twins.

Glanduliferous (a.) Bearing glandules.

Graminifolious (a.) Bearing leaves resembling those of grass.

Haplostemonous (a.) Having but one series of stamens, and that equal in number to the proper number of petals; isostemonous.

Hetercephalous (a.) Bearing two kinds of heads or capitula; -- said of certain composite plants.

Heterochromous (a.) Having the central florets of a flower head of a different color from those of the circumference.

Heteromorphous (a.) Heteromorphic.

Heterophyllous (a.) Having leaves of more than one shape on the same plant.

Homoeomorphous (a.) Manifesting homoeomorphism.

Huron-Iroquous (n.) A linguistic group of warlike North American Indians, belonging to the same stock as the Algonquins, and including several tribes, among which were the Five Nations. They formerly occupied the region about Lakes Erie and Ontario, and the larger part of New York.

Hydrocephalous (a.) Having hydrocephalus.

Hyperdicrotous (a.) Hyperdicrotic.

Hyposulphurous (a.) Pertaining to, or containing, sulphur, all, or a part, in a low state of oxidation.

Ichthyophagous (a.) Eating, or subsisting on, fish.

Inquisitorious (a.) Making strict inquiry; inquisitorial.

Intercavernous (a.) Between the cavernous sinuses; as, the intercavernous sinuses connecting the cavernous sinuses at the base of the brain.

Intercutaneous (a.) Subcutaneous.

Isotrimorphous (a.) Having the quality of isotrimorphism; isotrimorphic.

Leptodactylous (a.) Having slender toes.

Lycopodiaceous (a.) Belonging, or relating, to the Lycopodiaceae, an order of cryptogamous plants (called also club mosses) with branching stems, and small, crowded, one-nerved, and usually pointed leaves.

Macrocephalous (a.) Having a large head.

Macrocephalous (a.) Having the cotyledons of a dicotyledonous embryo confluent, and forming a large mass compared with the rest of the body.

Macrodactylous (a.) Having long toes.

Malacostracous (a.) Belonging to the Malacostraca.

Malpighiaceous (a.) Of, pertaining to, or resembling, a natural order of tropical trees and shrubs (Malpighiaceae), some of them climbing plants, and their stems forming many of the curious lianes of South American forests.

Marasritaceous (a.) Pertaining to, or resembling, pearl; pearly.

Mediterraneous (a.) Inland.

Melastomaceous (a.) Belonging to the order of which Melastoma is the type.

Membraniferous (a.) Having or producing membranes.

Microcephalous (a.) Having a small head; having the cranial cavity small; -- opposed to megacephalic.

Misadventurous (a.) Unfortunate.

Molendinaceous (a.) Alt. of Molendinarious

Molendinarious (a.) Resembling the sails of a windmill.

Multisiliquous (a.) Having many pods or seed vessels.

Nucamentaceous (a.) Like a nut either in structure or in being indehiscent; bearing one-seeded nutlike fruits.

Nucumentaceous (a.) See Nucamentaceous.

Operculiferous (a.) Bearing an operculum.

Operculigenous (a.) Producing an operculum; -- said of the foot, or part of the foot, of certain mollusks.

Opisthocoelous (a.) Concave behind; -- applied especially to vertebrae in which the anterior end of the centrum is convex and the posterior concave.

Overscrupulous (a.) Scrupulous to excess.

Pachydactylous (a.) Having thick toes.

Pachydermatous (a.) Of or pertaining to the pachyderms.

Pachydermatous (a.) Thick-skinned; not sensitive to ridicule.

Papilionaceous (a.) Resembling the butterfly.

Papilionaceous (a.) Having a winged corolla somewhat resembling a butterfly, as in the blossoms of the bean and pea.

Papilionaceous (a.) Belonging to that suborder of leguminous plants (Papilionaceae) which includes the bean, pea, vetch, clover, and locust.

Parenchymatous (a.) Alt. of Parenchymous

Pectoriloquous (a.) Pectoriloquial.

Petrosilicious (a.) Containing, or consisting of, petrosilex.

Pistilliferous (a.) Pistillate.

Placentiferous (a.) Having or producing a placenta.

Platycephalous (a.) Broad-headed.

Plesiomorphous (a.) Nearly alike in form.

Podophthalmous (a.) Having the eyes on movable footstalks, or pedicels.

Podophthalmous (a.) Of or pertaining to the Podophthalmia.

Polemoniaceous (a.) Of or pertaining to a natural order of plants (Polemoniaceae), which includes Polemonium, Phlox, Gilia, and a few other genera.

Portulacaceous (a.) Of or pertaining to a natural order of plants (Portulacaceae), of which Portulaca is the type, and which includes also the spring beauty (Claytonia) and other genera.

Pseudomorphous (a.) Not having the true form.

Pulmocutaneous (a.) Of or pertaining to the lungs and the akin; as, the pulmocutaneous arteries of the frog.

Quadrigeminous (a.) Fourfold; having four similar parts, or two pairs of similar parts.

Quadriphyllous (a.) Having four leaves; quadrifoliate.

Quinquefarious (a.) Arranged in five vertical rows; pentastichous.

Ranunculaceous (a.) Of or pertaining to a natural order of plants (Ranunculaceae), of which the buttercup is the type, and which includes also the virgin's bower, the monkshood, larkspur, anemone, meadow rue, and peony.

Reciprocornous (a.) Having horns turning backward and then forward, like those of a ram.

Rotundifolious (a.) Having round leaves.

Sacchariferous (a.) Producing sugar; as, sacchariferous canes.

Sanguinivorous (a.) Subsisting on blood.

Saxifragaceous (a.) Of or pertaining to a natural order of plants (Saxifragaceae) of which saxifrage is the type. The order includes also the alum root, the hydrangeas, the mock orange, currants and gooseberries, and many other plants.

Schizognathous (a.) Having the maxillo-palatine bones separate from each other and from the vomer, which is pointed in front, as in the gulls, snipes, grouse, and many other birds.

Self-conscious (a.) Conscious of one's acts or state as belonging to, or originating in, one's self.

Self-conscious (a.) Conscious of one's self as an object of the observation of others; as, the speaker was too self-conscious.

Self-righteous (a.) Righteous in one's own esteem; pharisaic.

Semicalcareous (a.) Half or partially calcareous; as, a semicalcareous plant.

Semidiaphanous (a.) Half or imperfectly transparent; translucent.

Semiflosculous (a.) Having all the florets ligulate, as in the dandelion.

Serpentigenous (a.) Bred of a serpent.

Sesquialterous (a.) Sesquialteral.

Spermatogenous (a.) Sperm-producing.

Staphylomatous (a.) Of or pertaining to staphyloma; affected with staphyloma.

Sterculiaceous (a.) Of or pertaining to a natural order (Sterculiaceae) of polypetalous exogenous plants, mostly tropical. The cacao (Theobroma Cacao) is the most useful plant of the order.

Strepsipterous (a.) Of or pertaining to Strepsiptera.

Subcrustaceous (a.) Occurring beneath a crust or scab; as, a subcrustaceous cicatrization.

Subderisorious (a.) Ridiculing with moderation.

Subtegulaneous (a.) Under the roof or eaves; within doors.

Sulpharsenious (a.) Of, pertaining to, or designating, a hypothetical sulphacid (called also thioarsenious acid) analogous to arsenious acid, and known only in its salts.

Supervacaneous (a.) Serving no purpose; superfluous; needless.

Supposititious (a.) Fraudulently substituted for something else; not being what is purports to be; not genuine; spurious; counterfeit; as, a supposititious child; a supposititious writing.

Supposititious (a.) Suppositional; hypothetical.

Testudinarious (a.) Of or pertaining to the shell of a tortoise; resembling a tortoise shell; having the color or markings of a tortoise shell.

Tetrachotomous (a.) Having a division by fours; separated into four parts or series, or into series of fours.

Tetradactylous (a.) Having, or characterized by, four digits to the foot or hand.

Thalamiflorous (a.) Bearing the stamens directly on the receptacle; -- said of a subclass of polypetalous dicotyledonous plants in the system of De Candolle.

Thysanopterous (a.) Of or pertaining to the Thysanoptera.

Tintinnabulous (a.) Of, pertaining to, or resembling, the tinkling of a bell; having a tinkling sound; tintinnabular.

Trachelipodous (a.) Having the foot united with the neck; of or pertainingto the Trachelipoda.

Trachyspermous (a.) Rough-seeded.

Translatitious (a.) Metaphorical; tralatitious; also, foreign; exotic.

Tricornigerous (a.) Having three horns.

Tridentiferous (a.) Bearing a trident.

Valerianaceous (a.) Of, pertaining to, or resembling, plants of a natural order (Valerianaccae) of which the valerian is the type. The order includes also the corn salads and the oriental spikenard.

Xanthospermous (a.) Having yellow seeds.

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