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philoprogenitive

[fil-oh-proh-jen-i-tiv] /ˌfɪl oʊ proʊˈdʒɛn ɪ tɪv/
adjective
1.
producing offspring, especially abundantly; prolific.
2.
of, relating to, or characterized by love for offspring, especially one's own.
Origin of philoprogenitive
1860-1865
1860-65; philo- + progenitive
Related forms
philoprogenitiveness, noun
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  • The word "philoprogenitive" and the French phrase stopped her.

    Captivity M. Leonora Eyles
  • His own views were wide and grand, only too philoprogenitive.

    Cradock Nowell, Vol. 2 (of 3) Richard Doddridge Blackmore
  • All my husbands have been of a philoprogenitive turn, and I have eight children.

  • I recommend those who have cats with philoprogenitive proclivities, instead of drowning the kittens, to eat them.

  • Were it not for the oppression of his futile and philoprogenitive presence, imaginative writers would be poets and romancers.

    Old and New Masters Robert Lynd
  • This was to be the use to me of the lessons of the precocious, affectionate, and philoprogenitive Harkness.

    Lore of Proserpine Maurice Hewlett
British Dictionary definitions for philoprogenitive

philoprogenitive

/ˌfɪləʊprəʊˈdʒɛnɪtɪv/
adjective (rare)
1.
fond of children
2.
producing many offspring
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Word Origin and History for philoprogenitive
adj.

"prolific," 1815, irregularly formed from philo- + Latin progenit-, past participle stem of progignere (see progeny). Related: Philoprogenitiveness. Important words among the phrenologists.

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