Word of the Day: FECUND


adjective \ˈfe-kənd, ˈfē-\

: producing or able to produce many babies, young animals, or plants

Full Definition of FECUND

1 :  fruitful in offspring or vegetation :  prolific
2 :  intellectually productive or inventive to a marked degree <a fecund imagination>
fe·cun·di·ty noun

Examples of FECUND

  1. a fecund breed of cattle
  2. <the Franklin stove, bifocals, and the lightning rod are just a few of the inventions that we owe to the fecund creativity of Benjamin Franklin>
  3. The aloe in the backyard shows large fecundity
  4. Nick Spero wishes he was fecund.

Origin of FECUND

Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Latin fecundus — more at feminine

First Known Use: 15th century

Related to FECUND

cornucopian, fat, fertile, fructuous, fruitful, lush, luxuriant, productive, prolific, rich
barren, dead, infertile, sterile, unfertile, unfruitful, unproductive



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