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fructuous

[fruhk-choo-uh s] /ˈfrʌk tʃu əs/
adjective
1.
productive; fertile; profitable:
a fructuous region, rich in natural resources.
Origin of fructuous
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English < Latin frūctuōsus, derivative of frūctus fruit; see -ous
Related forms
fructuously, adverb
fructuousness, noun
unfructuous, adjective
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  • And there is a full fair vale and a fructuous; and there is a fair city and a good that men clepe Neople.

  • Another branch of this umbrageous if not fructuous tree of lunar superstition is the moon's influence on human fortune.

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British Dictionary definitions for fructuous

fructuous

/ˈfrʌktjʊəs; ˈfrʊk-/
adjective
1.
productive or fruitful; fertile
Derived Forms
fructuously, adverb
fructuousness, noun
Word Origin
C14: from Latin frūctuōsus, from frūctus fruit + -ous
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