Proliferous meaning

prə-lĭfər-əs
Reproducing freely by means of buds and side branches, as corals do.
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Freely producing buds or offshoots, especially from unusual places, as shoots from flowers or fruits from fruits.
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Reproducing by budding, as coral.
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Producing many offspring; prolific or proliferative.
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(botany) Producing many buds or offshoots from leaves or flowers.
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(zoology) Reproducing by budding.
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Origin of proliferous

  • From Medieval Latin prōlifer Latin prōlēs prōl- offspring al-2 in Indo-European roots Latin -fer -fer

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