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fructiferous

[ fruhk-tif-er-uhs, frook-, frook- ]
/ frʌkˈtɪf ər əs, frʊk-, fruk- /
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adjective
fruit-bearing; producing fruit.
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Origin of fructiferous

From the Latin word frūctiferus, dating back to 1625–35. See fructi-, -fer, -ous

OTHER WORDS FROM fructiferous

fruc·tif·er·ous·ly, adverb
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How to use fructiferous in a sentence

  • Paul's genius was absorbent, fructiferous, prolific of golden dreams.

British Dictionary definitions for fructiferous

fructiferous
/ (frʌkˈtɪfərəs, frʊk-) /

adjective
(of plants or trees) bearing or yielding fruit

Derived forms of fructiferous

fructiferously, adverb
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