[ fruhk-choo-uhs ]
/ ˈfrʌk tʃu əs /
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 fructuousfruc·tu·ous·ly, adverbfruc·tu·ous·ness, nounun·fruc·tu·ous, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for fructuous
/ (ˈfrʌktjʊəs, ˈfrʊk-) /
productive or fruitful; fertile
Derived forms of fructuousfructuously, adverbfructuousness, noun
Word Origin for fructuous
C14: from Latin frūctuōsus, from frūctus fruit + -ous
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