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Examples of fecund in a Sentence
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 of fecund from the Web
Here was one of her fecund mind’s most enduring creations, Fitzwilliam Darcy, proud and prejudiced and Fabio-ed.
On to Door No. 3, behind which stood Tyler Austin, yet another product of the Yankees' fecund farm system.
In the Northwest, summer is short and sweet, with picture-perfect sunny days, hot but not broiling temperatures, fecund gardens, and fewer mosquitoes and bugs than other regions.
On balance, The Voice has proven a much more fecund ground for artists in their prime—or at least on a steady plateau—than Idol has: think Rihanna, Miley Cyrus, Alicia Keys, even Blake Shelton and Adam Levine.
Shadows lengthened through the backyard, creatures whirring and growling, plants growing tall and blossoming, fecund and irreverent, while inside the tank the conch sat in its corner.
For one, both wend through diverse, and at times dramatic, topography; both are flanked by fecund agricultural regions; and both are ornamented with centuries-old houses so big, nobody lives in them anymore.
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Fecund and its synonyms "fruitful" and "fertile" all mean producing or capable of producing offspring or fruit-literally or figuratively. "Fecund" applies to things that yield offspring, fruit, or results in abundance or with rapidity ("a fecund herd"; "a fecund imagination"). "Fruitful" emphasizes abundance, too, and often adds the implication that the results attained are desirable or useful ("fruitful plains"; "a fruitful discussion"). "Fertile" implies the power to reproduce ("a fertile woman") or the power to assist in reproduction, growth, or development ("fertile soil"; "a fertile climate for artists").
Synonym Discussion of fecund
FECUND Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of fecund for English Language Learners
: producing or able to produce many babies, young animals, or plants
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