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plenteous

[ plen-tee-uhs ]
/ ˈplɛn ti əs /
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adjective

plentiful; copious; abundant: a plenteous supply of food.
yielding abundantly; fruitful: a plenteous harvest.

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Origin of plenteous

1250–1300; Middle English plenteus (see plenty, -ous); replacing Middle English plentivous<Old French plentivos, equivalent to plentif abundant (plent(e) plenty + -if-ive) + -os-ous

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British Dictionary definitions for plenteous

plenteous
/ (ˈplɛntɪəs) /

adjective

ample; abundanta plenteous supply of food
producing or yielding abundantlya plenteous grape harvest

Derived forms of plenteous

plenteously, adverbplenteousness, noun

Word Origin for plenteous

C13 plenteus, from Old French plentivous, from plentif abundant, from plenté plenty
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