plenteous

[plen-tee-uh s]

adjective

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

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
Related formsplen·te·ous·ly, adverbplen·te·ous·ness, nouno·ver·plen·te·ous, adjectiveo·ver·plen·te·ous·ly, adverbo·ver·plen·te·ous·ness, nounun·plen·te·ous, adjectiveun·plen·te·ous·ly, adverb
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plenteous

adjective

ample; abundanta plenteous supply of food
producing or yielding abundantlya plenteous grape harvest
Derived Formsplenteously, adverbplenteousness, noun

Word Origin for plenteous

C13 plenteus, from Old French plentivous, from plentif abundant, from plenté plenty
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Word Origin and History for plenteous
adj.

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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