fecundity

Part of speech: noun

Productiveness; fruitfulness.

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Usage examples "fecundity":

  1. As they drew near to Mrs. Courteen's house the latter voiced a desire to see eggs and bacon upon the breakfast table, and the former encouraged his ambition by repeating a legend of a fecundity among hens unusual at this season of the year. - "The Passionate Elopement", Compton Mackenzie.
  2. Such language is perhaps justifiable in regard to a man who shows so much of the fecundity of the herring; but I did not know how fruitful might be my own muse, and I thought that I had better go elsewhere. - "Autobiography of Anthony Trollope", Anthony Trollope.
  3. The rich vegetation which spreads over the northern continents, to which they have penetrated, gives them an enormous vitality and fecundity, and they break into groups, as they increase in number, adapted to the different conditions of forest, marsh, or grass- covered plain. - "The Story of Evolution", Joseph McCabe.