- producing new individuals by budding or the like.
- producing an organ or shoot from an organ that is itself normally the last, as a shoot or a new flower from the midst of a flower.
Origin of proliferous
OTHER WORDS FROM proliferousnon·pro·lif·er·ous, adjectiveun·pro·lif·er·ous, adjective
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How to use proliferous in a sentence
It was not one of the destructive proliferous rats of the northern hemisphere.More Science From an Easy Chair|Sir E. Ray (Edwin Ray) Lankester
Here grew the Masarooth (Selinum palustre) with a proliferous umbel.
On the other hand, Verlot gives several cases of proliferous flowers which can be propagated by seed.
The calyx therefore, contrary to the nature of the common Polytrichum, is proliferous from its base.
The herbs I collected hereabouts were Mesomora (Cornus suecica) with a proliferous blossom.