: intellectually productive or inventive to a marked degree
a fecund imagination
a fecund source of information
a fecund breed of cattle 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
Recent Examples on the Web Sen worked in what was an extraordinarily fecund period for Bengali-language cinema, based in the eastern Indian film stronghold Calcutta (now Kolkata). —Naman Ramachandran, Variety, 13 May 2023 There have been dozens more slamming the bureau for various transgressions, most of them figments of the fecund presidential imagination. —Robert G. Kaiser, The New York Review of Books, 27 Feb. 2020 For example, France in the early 19th century was characterized by a situation of highly fecund Catholic immigrants arriving to reinforce the conservative Catholic faction among the native-born. —Razib Khan, Discover Magazine, 21 Oct. 2010 The viewers’ eyes dance between the two quilt canvases, Sweet and Low (2021) and Raw Sugar (2021), displayed on the left and right, respectively, at The Armory, compelling us to look deeply into the forward gaze of the two women who are suspended in athletic poses against the fecund background. —Natasha Gural, Forbes, 15 Sep. 2021 Instead, the 160-square-meter space is filled with a fecund profusion of leafy greens. —IEEE Spectrum, 2 June 2018 For those who came of age listening to Top 40 radio at the end of the 1970s, the sounds of Blondie offered a singular glimpse into New York’s glittery underground during one of its most artistically fecund eras. —Erik Morse, Vogue, 23 Aug. 2022 The original movie ended with a brief glimpse of something like Eden, the fecund greens of a park, children playing, innocence abundant. —K. Austin Collins, Rolling Stone, 16 Feb. 2023 In the light of high noon, cotton fields are menacingly fecund, owing to the work of the enslaved laborers who stand painfully erect among the crop, like stalks themselves. —Doreen St. Félix, The New Yorker, 14 May 2021 See More
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