fertileness

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

fertile +‎ -ness

Noun[edit]

fertileness (uncountable)

  1. (rare) The state or characteristic of being fertile.
    • c. 1583, Sir Philip Sidney, A Defence of Poesie and Poems, "An Apologie for Poetrie":
      ... and he, according to the fertileness of the Italian wit, did not only afford us the demonstration of his practice, but sought to enrich our minds.
    • 1915, E. L. Kolb, Through the Grand Canyon from Wyoming to Mexico, ch. 7:
      This valley is eighty-seven miles long. It did not have the fertileness of Brown's Park.
    • 2001, Maureen Anderson, "Unraveling the Southern Pastoral Tradition," Southern Literary Journal, vol. 34, no. 1, p. 4:
      The fertileness of Place du Bois, "rich in its exhaustless powers of reproduction," reflects a golden age of easy life.

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