Fecund definition

fēkənd, fĕkənd
Characterized by intellectual productivity.

A fecund mind.

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Fruitful or fertile; productive; prolific.
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Capable of producing offspring or vegetation; fruitful.

The study compared demographic characteristics of infertile women with those who were fecund.

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Characterized by or suggestive of fertility.

The large aphids were more fecund than the smaller ones.

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The definition of fecund is someone capable of getting pregnant and giving birth, or is being capable of having large amounts of offspring.

A woman who can get pregnant is an example of someone who would be described as fecund.

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Capable of producing offspring or vegetation; fruitful.
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Characterized by or suggestive of fertility.
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(formal) Highly fertile; able to produce offspring.
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(figuratively) Leading to new ideas or innovation.
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Origin of fecund

  • Middle English from Old French fecond from Latin fēcundus dhē(i)- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle French fécond, from Latin fecundus (“fertile”), which is related to fētus and fēmina (“woman”).

    From Wiktionary