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fecund

[ fee-kuhnd, -kuhnd, fek-uhnd, -uhnd ]
/ ˈfi kʌnd, -kənd, ˈfɛk ʌnd, -ənd /
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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.
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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

OTHER WORDS FROM fecund

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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