adjective pro·lif·er·ous \-f(ə)rəs\

Definition of proliferous

  1. 1 obsolete :  prolific 2a

  2. 2a :  reproducing freely by offsets, bulbils, gemmae, or other vegetative means b :  proliferate

  3. 3 :  proliferating; specifically :  producing a cluster of branchlets from a larger branch —used of coral



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Origin and Etymology of proliferous

proli- + -ferous

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a rounded knoll or a ridge of ice

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