- Middle English, from Old French, from Latin frūctuōsus, from frūctus, fruit; see fruit. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“The awful surrender of the fructuous mind that lives on paper, lives for paper, paper and ink and nothing else!”
“Toward the est partye of Prestre Johnes lond, is an yle gode an gret, that men clepen Taprobane, that is fulle noble and fulle fructuous: and the kyng thereof is fulle ryche, and is undre the obeyssance of Prestre”
“Wel may that lond be called delytable and a fructuous lond, that was bebledd2 and moysted with the precyouse blode of oure Lord Jesu Crist; the whiche is the same lond, that oure lord behighten us in heritage.”
“And there is a full fair vale and a fructuous; and there is a fair city and a good that men clepe”
“Well may that land be called delectable and a fructuous land, that was be-bled and moisted with the precious blood of our”
“And though that men bring of the plants, for to plant in other countries, they grow well and fair; but they bring forth no fructuous thing, and the leaves of balm fall not.”
“And thoughe that men bryngen of the plauntes, for to planten in other contrees, thei growen wel and fayre, but thei bryngen forthe no fructuous thing: and the leves of bawme ne fallen noughte.”
“And it is drye and nothing fructuous; because that it hathe no moysture: and therefore is there so meche desart.”
“Wel may that lond be called delytable and a fructuous lond, that was bebledd448 and moysted with the precyouse blode of oure Lord Jesu Crist; the whiche is the same lond, that oure lord behighten us in heritage.”
“KOPPEL: Iraq is a volatile country, a mix of fructuous religious and ethnic groups, many with grievances.”
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