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Date: 1400-1500
Language: French
Origin: Latin ferre 'to carry, bear'

fertile

adjective
     
Related topics: Biology, Soil
fer‧tile
1TAS fertile land or soil is able to produce good crops:
800 acres of fertile cropland
2HB able to produce babies, young animals, or new plants [≠ infertile]:
Most men remain fertile into old age.
3

a fertile imagination/mind/brain

an imagination, mind etc that is able to produce a lot of interesting and unusual ideas
4 [only before noun] a fertile situation is one in which something can easily develop and succeed:
the fertile Philadelphia music scene

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