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Fecundity


FECUND'ITY, noun [Latin faecunditas.]

1. Fruitfulness; the quality of producing fruit; particularly, the quality in female animals of producing young in great numbers.

2. The power of producing or bringing forth. It is said that the seeds of some plants retain their fecundity forty years.

3. Fertility; the power of bringing forth in abundance; richness of invention.