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  • adj. bearing fruit

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Producing fruit; fruitful; fructiferous.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Producing fruit or grain; fruitful; fructiferous.


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  • (adjective) - (1) Producing fruit or corn. From Latin fruges, fruits, and fero, to bear.

    --Rev. John Boag's Imperial Lexicon of the English Language, c.1850

    (2) Fructiferous. From Latin frugifer, frux, frugis, and voro, to eat.

    --John Ridpath's Home Reference Library, 1898

    (3) Frugiverous, that which devoureth fruit, corn, &c. From Latin.

    --Nathaniel Bailey's Etymological English Dictionary, 1749

    January 16, 2018