philoprogenitive

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

philo- +‎ progenitive

Adjective[edit]

philoprogenitive (comparative more philoprogenitive, superlative most philoprogenitive)

  1. 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.
  2. Loving one's offspring.