Fertile Definition

Capable of initiating, sustaining, or supporting reproduction.
American Heritage Medicine
Causing or helping fertility.
The sun's fertile warmth.
Webster's New World
Producing abundantly; rich in resources or invention; fruitful; prolific.
Webster's New World
Able to produce young, seeds, fruit, pollen, spores, etc.
Webster's New World
Capable of development into a new individual; fertilized.
Fertile eggs.
Webster's New World

Origin of Fertile

  • Middle English fertil from Old French fertile from Latin fertilis from ferre to bear bher-1 in Indo-European roots

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

  • From Old French, from Latin fertilis (“fruitful, fertile”), from ferō (“I bear, carry”).

    From Wiktionary

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