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Definition of "fertile" []

  • Biology Capable of initiating, sustaining, or supporting reproduction. (adjective)
  • Biology Capable of growing and developing; able to mature: a fertile egg. (adjective)
  • Botany Bearing functional reproductive structures such as seeds or fruit or material such as spores or pollen. (adjective)
  • Bearing or producing crops or vegetation abundantly; fruitful. (adjective)
  • Rich in material needed to sustain plant growth: fertile soil. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "fertile" in a sentence
  • "Flawed like all of us, he is a full human being, rich and fertile from the inside out."
  • ""But by rotating pineapple and Brachiaria grasses, we have increased its fertility so much that it allows us to have these grasses only seen in fertile lands.""
  • "Long term opportunities are sewn in fertile ground through the opposition of the public to righteous men."