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Tuesday, May 29, 2007

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
1375-1425
Fecund comes from Latin fecundus, "fruitful, prolific." The noun form is fecundity.
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