- producing offspring, especially abundantly; prolific.
- of, relating to, or characterized by love for offspring, especially one's own.
Origin of philoprogenitive
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Examples from the Web for philoprogenitiveness
Anybody'd think we were High Priests of—of Philoprogenitiveness!
Mrs. Stowe has their philoprogenitiveness—as phrenologists call it—as fully developed as the whites.The Brothers' War
John Calvin Reed
It is far otherwise, and many of these gentry have the organ of philoprogenitiveness strongly developed.Hints to Husbands
Philoprogenitiveness is an important organ for an officer of colored troops; and I happen to be well provided with it.
I don't think Terry had what the phrenologists call "the lump of philoprogenitiveness" at all well developed.
- fond of children
- producing many offspring
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Word Origin and History for philoprogenitiveness
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