Definition of fructuous
: fruitful <a fructuous land>
Examples of fructuous in a sentence
<settlers gradually migrated from the rocky shores to more fructuous lands>
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In Latin the word fructus means both "fruit" and "enjoyment" or "use." A rich crop of English derivatives grew from that root, including "fructuous," "fructose" (a sugar found in fruits), "fruition" ("the state of bearing fruit"), "usufruct" ("the right to use or enjoy something"), and even "fruit" itself. "Fructuous" comes from the Middle French adjective fructueux and the Latin adjective fructuosus, both ultimately derived from "fructus."
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