One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1(of a plant) producing buds or side shoots from a flower or other terminal part.plentiful, abundant, bountiful, profuse, copious, luxuriant, rich, lush, proliferativeView synonyms
- 1.1 (of a plant or invertebrate) propagating or multiplying by means of buds or offsets.abundant, plentiful, ample, bumper, superabundant, inexhaustible, prolific, profuse, teeming, copious, prodigal, considerable, vast, immense, great, liberal, lavish, generous, princely, handsome, luxuriant, richView synonyms
- 1.1 (of a plant or invertebrate) propagating or multiplying by means of buds or offsets.
Mid 17th century: from Latin proles ‘offspring’ + -ferous.
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