- procreating or generating: a sufficiently procreant breed of fish; a procreant cause.
- pertaining to procreation.
Origin of procreant
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Examples from the Web for procreant
These squadrons use the carcase as a procreant cradle, and thus ensure the nourishment of the larvæ so soon as they are hatched.The Dwelling House
George Vivian Poore
But this "procreant cradle" of a bird in the arms of the fanged desert growth softens its aspect a little.The Last Harvest
The strongest and most procreant contact is that which takes place between two creative minds.Auguste Rodin
Rainer Maria Rilke
Seed time and harvest, as old as the procreant earth and as new as the latest sunrise, are his to conjure.The Apple-Tree
L. H. Bailey
There was a time when the spring came on in a fulness, when the procreant impulse stirred awake.A Woman of Genius
Word Origin and History for procreant
"fruitful," 1580s, from Latin procreantem (nominative procreans), present participle of procreare "to beget" (see procreation). As a noun from c.1600.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper