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Friday, October 22, 2004

Definitions for fecund

  1. Capable of producing offspring or vegetation; fruitful; prolific.
  2. Intellectually productive or inventive.

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Citations for fecund
Wainscott's book is . . . focused squarely and surely on probably the most astonishingly fecund period in American theater history, 1914-1929. James Coakley, Comparative Drama
In her first novel she portrays a lush, fecund landscape palpable in its sultriness and excess. Barbara Crossette, New York Times
Origin of fecund
late Middle English
Fecund comes from Latin fecundus, "fruitful, prolific." The noun form is fecundity.