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plenteous

[plen-tee-uhs]
adjective
1.
plentiful; copious; abundant: a plenteous supply of food.
2.
yielding abundantly; fruitful: a plenteous harvest.

Origin:
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

plenteously, adverb
plenteousness, noun
overplenteous, adjective
overplenteously, adverb
overplenteousness, noun
unplenteous, adjective
unplenteously, adverb
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plenteous (ˈplɛntɪəs)
 
adj
1.  ample; abundant: a plenteous supply of food
2.  producing or yielding abundantly: a plenteous grape harvest
 
[C13 plenteus, from Old French plentivous, from plentif abundant, from plentéplenty]
 
'plenteously
 
adv
 
'plenteousness
 
n

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plenteous
c.1300, from O.Fr. plentiveus "fertile, rich" (c.1220), from plentif "abundant," from plenté "abundance" (see plenty).
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