Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Capable of producing offspring or vegetation; fruitful.
  • adjective Characterized by or suggestive of fertility.
  • adjective Characterized by intellectual productivity: synonym: fertile.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Prolific; readily producing offspring; hence, fruitful or productive in a general sense: as, the fecund earth.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Fruitful in children; prolific.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective formal Highly fertile; able to produce offspring.
  • adjective figuratively Leading to new ideas or innovation.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective capable of producing offspring or vegetation
  • adjective intellectually productive

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Middle English, from Old French fecond, from Latin fēcundus; see dhē(i)- in Indo-European roots.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From Latin fecundus ("fertile"), which is related to fētus and fēmina ("woman").

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  • And in the hush that had fallen suddenly upon the whole sorrowful land, the immense wilderness, the colossal body of the fecund and mysterious seemed to look at her, pensive, as though it had been looking at the image of its own tenebrous and passionate soul.

    -Heart of Darkness (Conrad)

    March 19, 2011