[fruhk-choo-uh s]


productive; fertile; profitable: a fructuous region, rich in natural resources.

Nearby words

  1. fructosan,
  2. fructose,
  3. fructosemia,
  4. fructoside,
  5. fructosuria,
  6. fructuously,
  7. frug,
  8. frugal,
  9. frugality,
  10. frugally

Origin of fructuous

1350–1400; Middle English < Latin frūctuōsus, derivative of frūctus fruit; see -ous

Related formsfruc·tu·ous·ly, adverbfruc·tu·ous·ness, nounun·fruc·tu·ous, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for fructuous

  • Another branch of this umbrageous if not fructuous tree of lunar superstition is the moon's influence on human fortune.

    Moon Lore|Timothy Harley
  • And there is a full fair vale and a fructuous; and there is a fair city and a good that men clepe Neople.

British Dictionary definitions for fructuous



productive or fruitful; fertile
Derived Formsfructuously, adverbfructuousness, noun

Word Origin for fructuous

C14: from Latin frūctuōsus, from frūctus fruit + -ous

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