Related to fructuous: vivacious


 (frŭk′cho͞o-əs, fro͝ok′-)
Fruitful; productive.

[Middle English, from Old French, from Latin frūctuōsus, from frūctus, fruit; see fruit.]
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(ˈfrʌktjʊəs; ˈfrʊk-)
productive or fruitful; fertile
[C14: from Latin frūctuōsus, from frūctus fruit + -ous]
ˈfructuously adv
ˈfructuousness n
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(ˈfrʌk tʃu əs, ˈfrʊk-)

productive; fruitful.
[1350–1400; Middle English < Latin frūctuōsus]
fruc′tu•ous•ly, adv.
fruc′tu•ous•ness, n.
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