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fertile

1. capable of producing offspring
2. Biology
a. capable of undergoing growth and development
b. (of plants) capable of producing gametes, spores, seeds, or fruits
3. Physics (of a substance) able to be transformed into fissile or fissionable material, esp in a nuclear reactor
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But, above all, I discovered around me--it was near the end of June--on the ends of the topmost branches only, a few minute and delicate red conelike blossoms, the fertile flower of the white pine looking heavenward.
To have reached this spot he must have come by some trail unknown to me--at least I crossed no game trail and no spoor of any animal after I came over the hills out of the fertile country.
We crossed also the valley of Chaneral; which, although the most fertile one between Guasco and Coquimbo, is very narrow, and produces so little pasture, that we could not purchase any for our horses.
She yet retained her childish delight in the primitive games of tag and hide-and-go-seek which Tarzan's fertile man-mind had evolved.
There he halted and looked down upon his pursuer, making faces at him and calling him such choice names as occurred to the fertile man-brain.
Those which lie east of the Mississippi are comparatively small, are exceedingly fertile, and are always surrounded by forests.
On September 27, Fertile Heart will be offering a seven-hour introduction to the popular Fertile Heart OVUM mind body practice, a fertility boosting program that has helped thousands of couples looking for hope after failed IVF treatments.
The department suggested the farmers having middle and less water land to sow approved BT cotton types CIM-599 and BH-178 while CIM-602,FH-142,MNH-886,VH-259, Saiban-201, CIM-598, CA-12,FH-114,Tarzan-2, Sitara-11, M and KZ-181 were recommended for middle fertile land across the province.
Fertile Vitamin handed out at prominent Hollywood event on Oscar weekend as part of promotion campaign
The ex-senior principal dancer with the Royal Ballet has become the new figurehead of Fertile Ground, a young company set up by choreographer Dora Frankel and based at Dance City.
The one-time senior principal dancer with the Royal Ballet has become the new figurehead of Fertile Ground, a young company set up by choreographer Dora Frankel and based at Dance City.
5-18 issue of NCR quotes the pope: "We encounter a general impression of weariness and aging, of a Europe which is now a 'grandmother,' no longer fertile and vibrant.