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fe·cund

 (fē′kənd, fĕk′ənd)
adj.
1.
a. Capable of producing offspring or vegetation; fruitful: The study compared demographic characteristics of infertile women with those who were fecund."The smell of mud, of mush, the primeval smell of fecund earth, seemed to sting our faces" (Joseph Conrad).
b. Characterized by or suggestive of fertility: The large aphids were more fecund than the smaller ones."Deep in the end of the back yard, the blossoming peach tree shone like a celestial sentinel. The fecund air lavished upon their faces the tenderness of a lover's adoring hands" (James Agee).
2. Characterized by intellectual productivity: a fecund mind. See Synonyms at fertile.

[Middle English, from Old French fecond, from Latin fēcundus; see dhē(i)- in Indo-European roots.]

fecund

(ˈfiːkənd; ˈfɛk-)
adj
1. greatly productive; fertile
2. intellectually productive; prolific
[C14: from Latin fēcundus; related to Latin fētus offspring]

fe•cund

(ˈfi kʌnd, -kənd, ˈfɛk ʌnd, -ənd)

adj.
1. producing or capable of producing offspring, fruit, vegetation, etc., in abundance; prolific; fruitful.
2. very productive or creative intellectually: the fecund years of the Italian Renaissance.
[1375–1425; late Middle English fecounde < Anglo-French < Latin fēcundus (see fetus) + -cundus adj. suffix]
fe•cun•di•ty (fɪˈkʌn dɪ ti) n.

fecund

, fecundation - Fecund is another word for "fertile, fruitful, productive"; fecundation is another word for "fertilization, impregnation."
See also related terms for productive.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.fecund - capable of producing offspring or vegetation
fertile - capable of reproducing
2.fecund - intellectually productive; "a prolific writer"; "a fecund imagination"
productive - producing or capable of producing (especially abundantly); "productive farmland"; "his productive years"; "a productive collaboration"

fecund

(Literary)
1.
adjective fertile, productive, prolific, fruitful, teeming, fructiferous a symbol of fecund nature
1. productive, creative, fertile, inventive, fruitful, generative a particularly fecund period of work

fecund

adjective
1. Capable of reproducing:
Biology: proliferous.
2. Characterized by great productivity:
Translations
fekund

fecund

[ˈfiːkənd] ADJfecundo

fecund

adj (lit, fig)fruchtbar

fecund

[ˈfiːkənd] adj (liter) → fecondo/a

fe·cund

a. fecundo-a; fértil.
References in classic literature ?
The sweat poured unceasingly from their bodies, and in their nostrils was the heavy smell of rotting vegetation and of black earth that was a-crawl with fecund life.
The water moistened a small swale that lay beneath the spot, which yielded, in return for the fecund gift, a scanty growth of grass.
And in the hush that had fallen suddenly upon the whole sorrowful land, the immense wilderness, the colossal body of the fecund and mys- terious life seemed to look at her, pensive, as though it had been looking at the image of its own tenebrous and passionate soul.
In a world that is rapidly shrinking through technological catalysts, and not all of them with good intentions, and yet become increasingly dispersive due to it, the gathering of fecund minds with positive messages for society is a dose of tonic well administered.
Failing promotion examination can only exist in the fecund minds of fiction writers.
Santorai assured the parents for his fecund efforts to address prevailing issues of school for its resolving.
It sure looks like it, with three of the prolific and obviously fecund Kardashians-Kim, Khloe and Kylie-rumored to be in that 'interesting' condition.
On the opening of the "Chinese Dragon City", which the nation's biggest private and urban development project, Sheikh Azzam said, Bahrain's flexible economic policies and legislations help to encouraging fecund investments in the nation.
It was a fecund milieu in which the concept came to fruition, the single vision, the red coals of creation, the Scarlet triumphs
Currently picking up PS26,000 a year for doing very little other than breed, the fecund 33-year-old complains that she is already behind with her rent.
STEPHEN DAWSON, BY EMAIL AWHEN any fruit bush or shrub has a particularly fecund year, it can be at the expense of the quality of the fruit.
PLANT ROUTES: It is such a fecund year - I love that word and it sounds best with a Lancashire accent - we can hardly keep up with it.