Definition of fecund in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈfekənd/


1Producing or capable of producing an abundance of offspring or new growth; fertile: a lush and fecund garden figurative her fecund imagination
More example sentences
  • The fashion world is a fecund, fruitful and fertile source of metaphoric phrases.
  • They have let loose their fecund imaginations on the facts of Barrie's life like a pack of hungry dogs.
  • Portraits were shown in decorous green rooms, while the more acidic green of the walls displaying mythological and Biblical heroines signaled the internal realm of Chasseriau's fecund imagination.
fertile, fruitful, productive, high-yielding;
rich, lush, flourishing, thriving
1.1 technical (Of a woman or women) capable of becoming pregnant and giving birth.
Example sentences
  • Women were considered fecund if they became pregnant within 12 cycles of regular unprotected intercourse.
  • She is fertile and fecund and as naturally beautiful as you could imagine.
  • French women are already the second most fecund in the European Union, with an average of 1.9 children against an EU average of 1.4 and a British average of 1.6.


Late Middle English: from French fécond or Latin fecundus 'fruitful'.

Words that rhyme with fecund

second, split-second

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Syllabification: fe·cund

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