Fertile vs Plentiful - What's the difference?

fertile | plentiful |


As adjectives the difference between fertile and plentiful

is that fertile is (of land etc) capable of growing abundant crops; productive while plentiful is existing in large number or ample amount.

fertile

English

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • (of land etc) capable of growing abundant crops; productive
  • (biology) capable of reproducing; fecund, fruitful
  • (biology) capable of developing past the egg stage
  • (of an imagination etc) productive or prolific
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    Antonyms

    * barren * infertile

    plentiful

    English

    Alternative forms

    * plentifull (archaic)

    Adjective

    (en-adj)
  • Existing in large number or ample amount.
  • a plentiful harvest
    a plentiful supply of water
    She accumulated a plentiful collection of books.
  • Yielding abundance; fruitful.
  • Some years, the tree is a plentiful source of apples.
  • * Francis Bacon
  • If it be a long winter, it is commonly a more plentiful year.
  • (obsolete) lavish; profuse; prodigal
  • * Francis Bacon
  • He that is plentiful in expenses will hardly be preserved from decay.

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