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fructuous

[ fruhk-choo-uhs ]
/ ˈfrʌk tʃu əs /
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adjective

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

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Origin of fructuous

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

OTHER WORDS FROM fructuous

fruc·tu·ous·ly, adverbfruc·tu·ous·ness, nounun·fruc·tu·ous, adjective
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Example sentences 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
  • Hence we may perhaps prefer to read no-thing fructuous, as in Caxton and Thynne.

  • 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

fructuous
/ (ˈfrʌktjʊəs, ˈfrʊk-) /

adjective

productive or fruitful; fertile

Derived forms of fructuous

fructuously, adverbfructuousness, noun

Word Origin for fructuous

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