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- Prolific, or producing many offspring.
- 1956, Anthony Burgess, Time for a Tiger (The Malayan Trilogy), published 1972, page 20:
- The police mess had formerly been a maternity home for the wives of the Sultans of the state. Faded and tatty, peeling, floorboards eaten and unpolished, its philoprogenitive glory was a memory only.
- Loving one's offspring.