plen·​te·​ous | \ ˈplen-tē-əs How to pronounce plenteous (audio) \

Definition of plenteous

1 : fruitful, productive a plenteous harvest— J. G. Frazer usually used with in or ofthe seasons had been plenteous in corn— George Eliot
2 : constituting or existing in plenty plenteous grace with thee is found— Charles Wesley

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Other Words from plenteous

plenteously adverb
plenteousness noun

Examples of plenteous in a Sentence

a plenteous supply of napkins for the backyard barbecue
Recent Examples on the Web Early accounts say the bird used to be so plenteous that flocks would darken the sky. Story Hinckley, The Christian Science Monitor, "Group effort rules the roost in Wyoming, then Washington intervenes," 10 July 2018

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First Known Use of plenteous

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for plenteous

Middle English plentevous, plenteous, from Anglo-French plentivus, from plentif abundant, from plenté plenty

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“Plenteous.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 23 January 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of plenteous

formal + literary : existing in large amounts : plentiful or abundant

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