fructuous(redirected from fructuousness)
[Middle English, from Old French, from Latin frūctuōsus, from frūctus, fruit; see fruit.]
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productive or fruitful; fertile
[C14: from Latin frūctuōsus, from frūctus fruit + -ous]
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fruc•tu•ous(ˈfrʌk tʃu əs, ˈfrʊk-)
[1350–1400; Middle English < Latin frūctuōsus]
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