philoprogenitive

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

adjective

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

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Origin of philoprogenitive

First recorded in 1860–65; philo- + progenitive

OTHER WORDS FROM philoprogenitive

phil·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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