fecund


fe·cund

adjective \ˈfe-kənd, ˈfē-\

: producing or able to produce many babies, young animals, or plants

Full Definition of FECUND

1
:  fruitful in offspring or vegetation :  prolific
2
:  intellectually productive or inventive to a marked degree <a fecund imagination>
fe·cun·di·ty \fi-ˈkən-də-tē, fe-\ noun

Examples of FECUND

  1. a fecund breed of cattle
  2. <the Franklin stove, bifocals, and the lightning rod are just a few of the inventions that we owe to the fecund creativity of Benjamin Franklin>

Origin of FECUND

Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Latin fecundus — more at feminine
First Known Use: 15th century

Other Biology Terms

autochthonous, homunculus, phylogeny, substrate

Rhymes with FECUND

fe·cund

adjective \ˈfek-ənd, ˈfēk-\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of FECUND

1
: characterized by having produced many offspring
2
: capable of producing : not sterile or barren
fe·cun·di·ty \fi-ˈkən-dət-ē, fe-\ noun, plural fe·cun·di·ties

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