petroliferous [pe-truh-lif-er-uh s] WORD ORIGIN adjective (of a rock or geologic formation) containing or yielding petroleum. Liberaldictionary.com
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Origin of petroliferous First recorded in 1885–90; petrol(eum) + -i- + -ferous Related formsnon·pet·ro·lif·er·ous, adjective Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019