fecund

[ feekuhnd, –kuhnd, fekuhnd, –uh nd ]


adjective

producing or capable of producing offspring, fruit, vegetation, etc., in abundance; prolific; fruitful: fecund parents; fecund farmland.very productive or creative intellectually: the fecund years of the Italian Renaissance.

RELATED WORDS

breeding, fertile, fruitful, pregnant, prolific, rich, teeming, spawning, fructiferous

Origin of fecund

1375–1425; late Middle English < Latin fēcundus, equivalent to fē- (see fetus) + -cundus adj. suffix; replacing late Middle English fecounde < Anglo-FrenchRelated formsnon·fe·cund, adjectiveun·fe·cund, adjective

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