[ foi-zuh n ]
/ ˈfɔɪ zən /

noun Archaic.

abundance; plenty.
abundant harvest.

Words nearby foison

Origin of foison

1250–1300; Middle English foisoun < Middle French foison < Latin fūsiōn- (stem of fūsiō) an outpouring. See fusion Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for foison

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

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

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

  • 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

British Dictionary definitions for foison

/ (ˈfɔɪzən) /


archaic, or poetic a plentiful supply or yield

Word Origin for foison

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