Definitions

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  • adj. Supplying food.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Full of food; supplying food; fruitful; fertile.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Supplying food; full of food.

Etymologies

food +‎ -ful (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • "foodful," tho ', very harsh! would not "dulcet" fruit be less harsh, or some other friendly bi-syllable?

    The Works of Charles and Mary Lamb — Volume 5 The Letters of Charles and Mary Lamb

  • "wine-cheer'd moments" much better than the lame present one. 94, change the harsh word "foodful" into "dulcet" or, if not too harsh,

    The Works of Charles and Mary Lamb — Volume 5 The Letters of Charles and Mary Lamb

  • The foodful Earth and the arch-chemic Sun, the great agriculturist and life-fountain, have done their best in concocting these Quincy Market culinary vegetables.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 17, No. 101, March, 1866

  • At last he gained the top of the mountain, -- that weird, strange region where the loose, hot soil, crumbling beneath his feet, was no honest foodful mother earth, but an acrid mass of ashes and corrosive minerals.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 09, No. 51, January, 1862

  • It seems that most seeds are foodful in the arid regions, most berries edible, and many shrubs good for firewood with the sap in them.

    The Land of Little Rain

  • But before that the Paiutes, mesne lords of the soil, made a campoodie by the rill of Pine Creek; and after, contesting the soil with them, cattle-men, who found its foodful pastures greatly to their advantage; and bands of blethering flocks shepherded by wild, hairy men of little speech, who attested their rights to the feeding ground with their long staves upon each other's skulls.

    The Land of Little Rain

  • Farther than either of these have come the lilies that the Chinese coolies cultivate in adjacent mud holes for their foodful bulbs.

    The Land of Little Rain

  • Three, four, five years the Little Coyote worked the flock from Keynot across the summit to Rose Springs, and in all the foodful hollows that lie between.

    The Little Coyote

  • Tuyomai had the wisdom of her people in foodful roots and berries and the flesh of wild things.

    The Pot of Gold

  • Then that favorite theme, the Trojan War, they claim to know, "and all that has ever happened upon the foodful earth."

    Homer's Odyssey A Commentary

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