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fructiferous

[fruhk-tif-er-uh s, froo k-, frook-] /frʌkˈtɪf ər əs, frʊk-, fruk-/
adjective
1.
fruit-bearing; producing fruit.
Origin of fructiferous
1625-1635
From the Latin word frūctiferus, dating back to 1625-35. See fructi-, -fer, -ous
Related forms
fructiferously, adverb
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  • Paul's genius was absorbent, fructiferous, prolific of golden dreams.

British Dictionary definitions for fructiferous

fructiferous

/frʌkˈtɪfərəs; frʊk-/
adjective
1.
(of plants or trees) bearing or yielding fruit
Derived Forms
fructiferously, adverb
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