From King Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Soil, Biology
fertilefer‧tile /ˈfɜːtaɪl $ ˈfɜːrtl/ ●○○ adjective 1 TASfertile land or soil is able to produce good crops 800 acres of fertile cropland2 HBable to produce babies, young animals, or new plants OPP infertile Most men remain fertile into old age.3 a fertile imagination/mind/brain4 [only before noun]SITUATION a fertile situation is one in which something can easily develop and succeed the fertile Philadelphia music scene
Examples from the Corpus
fertileThat is why science has been so fertile.The valley was fertile, and a good crop was a near certainty.In this country, the plains states and the Southwest are fertile areas for a wide variety of game breeding.He brought the fertile blackness of the earth with him.fertile farmlandI know that negotiations do not only constitute a bargaining process, but also serve as fertile ground for creativity.While most men remain fertile into old age, women do not.Journey north through the fertile Kikuyu heartland to Nyeri where a buffet lunch will be served at the Outspan Hotel.For instance, fertile land and buckets of rain lead Iowans to plant corn.That period had made the city a fertile news ground for freelancers such as myself.Farmers left the rocky hills of New England for the fertile plains of the Middle West.This was a fertile source of incomprehension between him and Ellen.This shrub likes sun and water as well as a fertile well-drained soil.
Origin fertile (1400-1500) French Latin ferre to carry, bear