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Pléntiful. adj. [plenty and full.] Copious; abundant; exuberant; fruitful.

To Amalthea he gave a country, bending like a horn; whence the tale of Amalthea's plentiful horn. Raleigh.

He that is plentiful in expences, will hardly be preserved from decay. Bacon's Essays.

If it be a long winter, it is commonly a more plentiful year. Bacon's Nat. Hist.

When they had a plentiful harvest, the farmer had hardly any corn. L'Estrange.

Alcibiades was a young man of noble birth, excellent education and a plentiful fortune. Swift.

Sources: Bacon, Francis (396) · L'Estrange, Roger (131) · Raleigh, Walter (68) · Swift, Jonathan (306)

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