Definitions for prolificprəˈlɪf ɪk
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
producing offspring, young, fruit, etc., abundantly; highly fruitful.
a prolific writer.
characterized by abundant production:
a prolific year.
* Syn: See productive.
Origin of prolific:
1640–50; < ML prōlificus fertile
fecund, fertile, prolific(adj)
"a prolific writer"; "a fecund imagination"
bearing in abundance especially offspring
"flying foxes are extremely prolific"; "a prolific pear tree"
Fertile, producing offspring or fruit in abundance u2014 applied to plants producing fruit, animals producing young, etc.
Similarly producing results or works in abundance
Origin: 1640-1650: from prolifique, from proles and facere.
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
serving to produce; fruitful of results; active; as, a prolific brain; a controversy prolific of evil
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