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foison

[foi-zuh n]
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noun Archaic.
  1. abundance; plenty.
  2. abundant harvest.
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Origin of foison

1250–1300; Middle English foisoun < Middle French foison < Latin fūsiōn- (stem of fūsiō) an outpouring. See fusion
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Related Words for foison

bonanza, windfall, foison

Examples from the Web for foison

Historical Examples of foison

  • Africa, that brags her foison, Breeds no such prodigious poison!

    The Book of Humorous Verse

    Various

  • Here you scratch her with a spade; and earth's increase and foison plenty are added to you.

  • Was he the only one who felt the challenge offered by the maddening fertility and foison of the hot sun-dazzled earth?

    Where the Blue Begins

    Christopher Morley

  • She found Mme. de Vaubadon's guide at the rendezvous before the church door; it was Foison, whom she recognised.

  • The next morning Foison appeared at La Délivrande to draw up the report.


British Dictionary definitions for foison

foison

noun
  1. archaic, or poetic a plentiful supply or yield
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Word Origin for foison

C13: from Old French, from Latin fūsiō a pouring out, from fundere to pour; see fusion
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