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fructiferous

[fruhk-tif-er-uh s, froo k-, frook-]
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adjective
  1. 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
Related formsfruc·tif·er·ous·ly, adverb
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Related Words

profitablebeneficialusefulworthwhileeffectivesuccessfulrewardingadvantageousconducivegrownlushlavishovergrownrichwildextremeflourishingcoarsedenseexcessive

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Historical Examples

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

    The Orchard of Tears

    Sax Rohmer


British Dictionary definitions for fructiferous

fructiferous

adjective
  1. (of plants or trees) bearing or yielding fruit
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Derived Formsfructiferously, adverb
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