follow Dictionary.com

Get the details behind our redesign

philoprogenitive

[fil-oh-proh-jen-i-tiv] /ˌfɪl oʊ proʊˈdʒɛn ɪ tɪv/
adjective
1.
producing offspring, especially abundantly; prolific.
2.
of, pertaining to, or characterized by love for offspring, especially one's own.
Origin
1860-1865
1860-65; philo- + progenitive
Related forms
philoprogenitiveness, noun
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source
Examples for philoprogenitive
  • Its highly philoprogenitive nature more than earns its name of weed.
British Dictionary definitions for philoprogenitive

philoprogenitive

/ˌfɪləʊprəʊˈdʒɛnɪtɪv/
adjective (rare)
1.
fond of children
2.
producing many offspring
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source

Word of The Day

Difficulty index for philoprogenitive

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for philoprogenitive

27
0
Scrabble Words With Friends