ETYM French arable, Latin arabilis, from arare to plow.
(Of farmland) Capable of being farmed productively; SYN. cultivable, cultivatable, tillable.
(land) used or suitable for plowing.
1. Fit for or used for the growing of crops.
2 British; engaged in, produced by, or being the cultivation of arable land.
Physiologically ready to incubate eggs
1. Being in a state of readiness to brood eggs that is characterized by cessation of laying and by marked changes in behavior and physiology
2. Given or conducive to introspection; contemplative, moody
ETYM Latin fecundus, from the root of fetus: cf. French fécond. see Fetus.
1. Capable of producing offspring or vegetation.
2. Intellectually productive; SYN. fertile, prolific.
ETYM Latin fertilis, from ferre to bear, produce: cf. French fertile. See Bear to support.
Capable of reproducing.
ETYM French généreux, from Latin generous of noble birth, noble, excellent, magnanimous, from genus birth, race: cf. Italian generoso. Related to Gender.
1. More than adequate.
2. Not petty in character and mind.
3. Willing to give and share unstintingly.
1. Having a full and pleasing flavor through proper aging; SYN. mellowed.
2. Having attained to kindliness or gentleness through age and experience; SYN. mellowed.
3. Having or suggesting softness and richness in quality; SYN. mellowing.
ETYM From Plenty.
1. Containing plenty; abundant; copious; plentiful; sufficient for every purpose.
2. Yielding abundance; productive; fruitful.
3. Having plenty; abounding; rich.
ETYM French productif, Latin productivus fit for prolongation.
1. Producing or capable of producing (especially abundantly).
2. Yielding positive results.
3. Continuing to be used in the formation of new words or constructions.
4. Raising mucus or sputum (as from the bronchi).
ETYM French prolifique, from Latin proles offspring (from pro for, forward + the root of alere to nourish) + facere to make. Related to Adult, Old, and Fact.
Bearing in abundance especially offspring; SYN. fertile.
1. Having an abundant supply of desirable qualities or substances (especially natural resources)
2. Possessing material wealth
3. Suggestive of or characterized by great expense
4. Of great worth or quality
5. Pleasantly full and mellow
6. Highly seasoned or containing large amounts of choice ingredients such as butter or sugar or eggs
7. (Metallurgy; chemistry) High in mineral content
8. Very productive
1. That which makes one rich; an abundance of land, goods, money, or other property; wealth; opulence; affluence.
2. That which appears rich, sumptuous, precious, or the like.
ETYM Latin voluminosus: cf. French volumineux.
Large in volume or bulk.
1. Lacking stiffness and giving way to pressure.
2. Tending to give in or surrender or agree
3. Inclined to yield to argument or influence or control.