(frŭk-tĭf′ər-əs, fro͝ok-)
Bearing fruit.

[Latin frūctifer (frūctus, fruit; see fruit + -fer, -fer) + -ous.]
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(frʌkˈtɪfərəs; frʊk-)
(Botany) (of plants or trees) bearing or yielding fruit
frucˈtiferously adv
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(frʌkˈtɪf ər əs, frʊk-, fruk-)

fruit-bearing; producing fruit.
[1625–35; < Latin frūctiferus]
fruc•tif′er•ous•ly, adv.
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Aggarwal, while underscoring the instrumentality of Airports Authority of India in training, asserted that the three-day program will prove fructiferous to the participants.
Among the temperate climate fructiferous trees grown in Brazil, the Malus domestica Borkh apple tree has shown the largest expansion in terms of area and production volume over the last thirty years (PETRI et al., 2011).
Failing to know and validate specific ways of understanding female oppression beyond the mainstream Western model of women liberation, the possibility of a fructiferous academic exchange between Western and Chinese writers collapsed into an abyss of misunderstandings and theoretical clashes.
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Thanks also to Professor Silmo Schuler for providing fructiferous discussion.
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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.