[syn: fecundity, fruitfulness]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Fruitful \Fruit"ful\, a.
Full of fruit; producing fruit abundantly; bearing results;
prolific; fertile; liberal; bountiful; as, a fruitful tree,
or season, or soil; a fruitful wife. -- Fruit"ful*ly, adv.
-- Fruit"ful*ness, n.
Be fruitful and multiply and replenish the earth.
--Gen. i. 28.
[Nature] By disburdening grows
More fruitful. --Milton.
The great fruitfulness of the poet's fancy. --Addison.
Syn: Fertile; prolific; productive; fecund; plentiful; rich;
abundant; plenteous. See Fertile.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: the quality of something that causes or assists healthy
growth [syn: fruitfulness, fecundity] [ant: aridity,
2: the intellectual productivity of a creative imagination [syn: