philoprogenitive

[ fil-oh-proh-jen-i-tiv ]
/ ˌfɪl oʊ proʊˈdʒɛn ɪ tɪv /
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adjective

producing offspring, especially abundantly; prolific.
of, relating to, or characterized by love for offspring, especially one's own.

Nearby words

  1. philomel,
  2. philomela,
  3. philomelides,
  4. philopena,
  5. philophobia,
  6. philos.,
  7. philosophaster,
  8. philosophe,
  9. philosopher,
  10. philosopher king

Origin of philoprogenitive

First recorded in 1860–65; philo- + progenitive

Related formsphil·o·pro·gen·i·tive·ness, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for philoprogenitive

philoprogenitive

/ (ˌfɪləʊprəʊˈdʒɛnɪtɪv) /

adjective rare

fond of children
producing many offspring
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Word Origin and History for philoprogenitive

philoprogenitive

adj.

"prolific," 1815, irregularly formed from philo- + Latin progenit-, past participle stem of progignere (see progeny). Related: Philoprogenitiveness. Important words among the phrenologists.

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