Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Fruitful; producing abundantly.

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

  • adjective rare Fruitful; producing abundantly.

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  • adjective Producing in abundance; fertile, fruitful

Etymologies

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From Latin ferax, from ferre (to bear)

Examples

  • Syria, ever “feracious of heresies,” had allowed many of her finest tracts to be monopolised by monkeries and nunneries. 320 After many a tentative measure Mohammed seems to have built his edifice upon two bases, the unity of the Godhead and the priesthood of the pater-familias.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • He is pretty feracious (ph) looking when you first look at him.

    CNN Transcript Dec 17, 2002

  • This is a feracious earth, and the grain of mustard-seed will grow to miraculous extent in some cases.

    Early Kings of Norway

  • For the mischief that one blockhead, that every blockhead does, in a world so feracious, teeming with endless results as ours, no ciphering will sum up.

    Past and Present

  • For Time, all-edacious and all - feracious, does run on: and the Seven Sleepers, awakening hungry after a hundred years, find that it is not their old nurses who can now give them suck!

    Past and Present

  • For Time, all-edacious and all-feracious, does run on: and the Seven

    Past and Present Thomas Carlyle's Collected Works, Vol. XIII.

  • For the mischief that one blockhead, that every blockhead does, in a world so feracious, teeming with endless results as ours, no ciphering will sum up.

    Past and Present Thomas Carlyle's Collected Works, Vol. XIII.

  • Syria, ever "feracious of heresies," had allowed many of her finest tracts to be monopolised by monkeries and nunneries. [

    Arabian nights. English

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