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capable of bearing offspring
proˈgenitiveness n


(proʊˈdʒɛn ɪ tɪv)

capable of having offspring; reproductive.
pro•gen′i•tive•ness, n.
References in classic literature ?
The Gauchos call the former the "Padre del sal," and the latter the "Madre;" they state that these progenitive salts always occur on the borders of the salinas, when the water begins to evaporate.
Creative is individual, original, judicious and progenitive.
He stated that Mdw Ntr on a primordial level was reflective of the progenitive process, whereby the people of Kemet conceptualized the process of universal creation as one that was executed by the divine via the use of the spoken word (Carruthers 1995, 39-40).
Tolkien would argue that this is the progenitive nature of story.
Framed as a figure "no bigger than a doll [and] as impervious as an effigy of bronze," Raby is the maternal muse "musing" as she passes through the progenitive stages of art to become "the old negress [in] the window upstairs": "She came through fire and she leaned for a moment in the window, her hands on the burning ledge, looking no bigger than a doll, as impervious as an effigy of bronze, serene, dynamic, musing in the foreground of Holocaust.