- abundance; plenty.
- abundant harvest.
Origin of foison
1250–1300; Middle English foisoun < Middle French foison < Latin fūsiōn- (stem of fūsiō) an outpouring. See fusion
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Examples from the Web for foison
Africa, that brags her foison, Breeds no such prodigious poison!
Here you scratch her with a spade; and earth's increase and foison plenty are added to you.The Impossibilities of Anarchism
George Bernard Shaw
Was he the only one who felt the challenge offered by the maddening fertility and foison of the hot sun-dazzled earth?Where the Blue Begins
She found Mme. de Vaubadon's guide at the rendezvous before the church door; it was Foison, whom she recognised.
The next morning Foison appeared at La Délivrande to draw up the report.
- archaic, or poetic a plentiful supply or yield
C13: from Old French, from Latin fūsiō a pouring out, from fundere to pour; see fusion
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