from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Producing many offspring; prolific.
- adj. Loving one's offspring or children in general.
- adj. Of or relating to love of children.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Prolific, or producing many offspring.
- adj. Loving one's offspring.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Having the love of offspring; fond of children.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Fond of offspring; inclined to beget offspring; of or pertaining to fondness for offspring.
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The word "philoprogenitive" and the French phrase stopped her.
I have to admit that Victoria and Albert, on the one hand, and the Bunker brothers, on the other, were pretty philoprogenitive.
There had always been a strongly domestic, philoprogenitive side to Soames; baulked and frustrated, it had hidden itself away, but now had crept out again in this his ‘prime of life.’
CAVERNOSA to rapidly dilate in such a way as to instantaneously facilitate the flow of blood to that part of the human anatomy known as the penis or male organ resulting in the phenomenon which has been denominated by the faculty a morbid upwards and outwards philoprogenitive erection IN ARTICULO MORTIS PER DIMINUTIONEM
The fix is quite tricky, because Madame's people seem to've anticipated some kind of jiggery-pokery among the philoprogenitive.
The waxen pellet which packed the powder hit him smartly on the philoprogenitive bump, and he swore audibly.
These are interspersed with a number of philoprogenitive letters to Lady Clarke, -- her
Then there is the intellectual laugh, the love laugh, the horse laugh, the philoprogenitive laugh, the friendly laugh, and many other kinds of laugh, each indicative of corresponding mental developments.
If they fail to reproduce their kind, they have failed in their purpose; they are unconsciously ruled by the philoprogenitive passion; it is their raison d'etre, for it they are fed, clothed, trained, bred.
That the philoprogenitive instinct in rabbits is so intense that the alliance of two normally assiduous rabbits is productive of 265 offspring in one year.