Origin of bounteous
Examples from the Web for bounteous
All agricultural and horticultural pursuits are rewarded with large growths and bounteous harvests.Monopolies and the People|D. C. Cloud
Another feast was held, so bounteous and so magnificent that all previous feasts seemed poor and mean by comparison.The Green Forest Fairy Book|Loretta Ellen Brady
He did not supply me with it by weight or by measure, but just as much as I could carry, he with bounteous hand consigned to me.The Symposium|Xenophon
The rich lands, the luxuriant pastures, the bounteous harvests of corn and wheat, were great attractions.The Land of the Miamis|Elmore Barce
Then he left the river, laid himself down among the rushes, and kissed the bounteous earth.The Odyssey|Homer
late 14c., from bounty + -ous; originally "full of goodness," but always shading toward "generous in bestowing," a sense which logically might have been left to bountiful. Related: Bounteously; bounteousness.