[ fruhk-choo-uh s ]
/ ˈfrʌk tʃu əs /


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

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


/ (ˈfrʌktjʊəs, ˈfrʊk-) /


productive or fruitful; fertile
Derived Formsfructuously, adverbfructuousness, noun

Word Origin for fructuous

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