- plentiful; copious; abundant: a plenteous supply of food.
- yielding abundantly; fruitful: a plenteous harvest.
Origin of plenteous
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Examples from the Web for plenteous
For when has Desdemona shown high and plenteous wit or invention?The Man Shakespeare
At once a table stood before him, covered with a fine and plenteous meal.The Chinese Fairy Book
Being slow to anger and plenteous in mercy, I will forgive you if you come soon.The Christian
If you would have plenteous grace, young reader, seek it now!Broken Bread
All these beasts, and many more, were enjoying a plenteous repast.The Bush Boys
Captain Mayne Reid
- ample; abundanta plenteous supply of food
- producing or yielding abundantlya plenteous grape harvest
C13 plenteus, from Old French plentivous, from plentif abundant, from plenté plenty
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Word Origin and History for plenteous
c.1300, plentivous, from Old French plentiveus "fertile, rich" (early 13c.), from plentif "abundant," from plentee "abundance" (see plenty). Related: Plentifully; plentifulness.
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