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plenteous

[plen-tee-uh s] /ˈplɛn ti əs/
adjective
1.
plentiful; copious; abundant:
a plenteous supply of food.
2.
yielding abundantly; fruitful:
a plenteous harvest.
Origin
1250-1300
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 forms
plenteously, adverb
plenteousness, noun
overplenteous, adjective
overplenteously, adverb
overplenteousness, noun
unplenteous, adjective
unplenteously, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for un plenteous

plenteous

/ˈplɛntɪəs/
adjective
1.
ample; abundant: a plenteous supply of food
2.
producing or yielding abundantly: a plenteous grape harvest
Derived Forms
plenteously, adverb
plenteousness, noun
Word Origin
C13 plenteus, from Old French plentivous, from plentif abundant, from plentéplenty
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Word Origin and History for un plenteous

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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