Prolific

prolific

1. Having the quality of generating; producing young or fruit; generative; fruitful; productive; applied to plants producing fruit, animals producing young, etc.; usually with the implied idea of frequent or numerous production; as, a prolific tree, female, and the like.

2. Serving to produce; fruitful of results; active; as, a prolific brain; a controversy prolific of evil.

3. (Science: botany) proliferous.

Origin: F. Prolifique, fr. L. Proles offspring (from pro for, forward _ the root of alere to nourish) _ facere = to make. See Adult, Old, and Fact.


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