fecund

[ fee-kuhnd, -kuh nd, fek-uhnd, -uh nd ]
/ ˈfi kʌnd, -kənd, ˈfɛk ʌnd, -ənd /

adjective

producing or capable of producing offspring, fruit, vegetation, etc., in abundance; prolific; fruitful: fecund parents; fecund farmland.
very productive or creative intellectually: the fecund years of the Italian Renaissance.

Origin of fecund

1375–1425; late Middle English < Latin fēcundus, equivalent to fē- (see fetus) + -cundus adj. suffix; replacing late Middle English fecounde < Anglo-French

Related forms

non·fe·cund, adjectiveun·fe·cund, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for fecund

fecund

/ (ˈfiːkənd, ˈfɛk-) /

adjective

greatly productive; fertile
intellectually productive; prolific

Word Origin for fecund

C14: from Latin fēcundus; related to Latin fētus offspring
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Medicine definitions for fecund

fecund

[ fēkənd, fĕkənd ]

adj.

Capable of producing offspring; fertile.

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