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foison

[ foi-zuhn ]
/ ˈfɔɪ zən /
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noun Archaic.

abundance; plenty.
abundant harvest.

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Origin of foison

First recorded in 1300–50; Middle English foisoun, from Middle French foison, from Vulgar Latin fusiō (stem fusiōn- ), from Latin fūsiō (stem fūsiōn- ) “an outpouring, effusion”; see fusion

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foison
/ (ˈfɔɪzən) /

noun

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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