fecund
Pronunciation
  • (British) IPA: /ˈfɛ.kənd/
  • (America) IPA: /ˈfiː.kənd/
Adjective

fecund

  1. (formal) Highly fertile; able to produce offspring.
  2. (figuratively) Leading to new ideas or innovation.
    • 1906, Charles Sanders Pierce, "The Basis of Pragmatism in the Normative Sciences", in The Essential Pierce: Selected Philosophical Writings, volume II, page 373
      This idea of Aristotle's has proved marvellously fecund; and in truth it is the only idea covering quite the whole area of cenoscopy that has shown any marked uberosity.
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