from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Capable of producing offspring or vegetation; fruitful.
- adj. Marked by intellectual productivity. See Synonyms at fertile.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Highly fertile; able to produce offspring.
- adj. Leading to new ideas or innovation.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Fruitful in children; prolific.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Prolific; readily producing offspring; hence, fruitful or productive in a general sense: as, the fecund earth.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. capable of producing offspring or vegetation
- adj. intellectually productive
Middle English, from Old French fecond, from Latin fēcundus; see dhē(i)- in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin fecundus ("fertile"), which is related to fētus and fēmina ("woman"). (Wiktionary)