Fructiferous - definition of fructiferous by The Free Dictionary
fruc·tif·er·ous (frŭk-tĭf′ər-əs, fro͝ok-)
; see fruit
) + -ous
fructiferous (frʌkˈtɪfərəs; frʊk-)
(Botany) (of plants or trees) bearing or yielding fruit
fruc•tif•er•ous (frʌkˈtɪf ər əs, frʊk-, fruk-)
fruit-bearing; producing fruit.
[1625–35; < Latin frūctiferus]
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The 'circle' at the bottom of our substance is Christ; 'seed-springing surrender' the Fructiferous
Other distinctions included CIAT's Distinguished Service Award (1990), special recognition conferred by SOCOLEN for "a continued and fructiferous
contribution to Colombian Entomology" in 2001, SOCOLEN's award for outstanding entomological research (2003 and 2004), and CIAT's Outstanding Research Publication Award (2005).
I hope this visit will become the start of a long and fructiferous
I've had to restrain myself from overdoing it on the adjective front - floriferous, bountiful, fructiferous
, fertile, munificent, magnificent - such temptations have been on the tip of my tongue or flashing across my computer screen many more times than I can tell you.
Never one to retreat from radical visions, Coover nonetheless knows that the search for what went before is as forlorn as it is fructiferous