Definition of fecund in English:


Syllabification: fe·cund
Pronunciation: /ˈfekənd, ˈfē-


  • 1Producing or capable of producing an abundance of offspring or new growth; fertile: a lush and fecund garden figurative her fecund imagination
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    • 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.
  • 1.1 technical (Of a woman or women) capable of becoming pregnant and giving birth.
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    • 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.



Pronunciation: /feˈkəndətē, fiˈkən-/
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  • Communion with Christ freed him from egoism, enriched his life with spiritual fecundity, and developed in him a capacity for love.
  • In the second part of the study, we mated females to males of differing eye span and examined the effects on fecundity and fertility.
  • Nevertheless, seasonal fecundity was relatively robust in response to changes in renesting rates.


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

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