A woman who can get pregnant is an example of someone who would be described as fecund.
Origin of fecundMiddle English fecound from Old French fecond from Classical Latin fecundus, fertile: for Indo-European base see fetus
- a. Capable of producing offspring or vegetation; fruitful: The study compared demographic characteristics of infertile women with those who were fecund. “The smell of mud, of mush, the primeval smell of fecund earth, seemed to sting our faces” ( Joseph Conrad )b. Characterized by or suggestive of fertility: The large aphids were more fecund than the smaller ones. “Deep in the end of the back yard, the blossoming peach tree shone like a celestial sentinel. The fecund air lavished upon their faces the tenderness of a lover's adoring hands” ( James Agee )
- Characterized by intellectual productivity: a fecund mind. See Synonyms at fertile.
Origin of fecundMiddle English from Old French fecond from Latin fēcundus ; see dhē(i)- in Indo-European roots.
(comparative more fecund, superlative most fecund)
From Middle French fécond, from Latin fecundus (“fertile”), which is related to fētus and fēmina (“woman”).