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monstrĭfer , fĕra, fĕrum, adj. monstrum-fero,, that produces monsters (poet. and in post-Aug. prose): “campi,Val. Fl. 5, 222: “novercae,” i. e. Juno, who sent monsters to Hercules, id. ib. 5, 43: “sinus (i. e. mare),id. ib. 2, 498: “antra,Claud. Stil. 2, 110.—
II. Monstrous, horrid, misshapen: “animalium hominumque effigies monstriferas,Plin. 6, 30, 35, § 187 (but the better reading is monstrificas).
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