Pro*lif"ic (?), a. [F.
prolifique, fr. L. proles offspring (from pro
for, forward + the root of alere to nourish) + facere to
make. See Adult, Old, and Fact.]
1. Having the quality of generating; producing
young or fruit; generative; fruitful; productive; -- applied to plants
producing fruit, animals producing young, etc.; -- usually with the
implied idea of frequent or numerous production; as, a prolific
tree, female, and the like.
2. Serving to produce; fruitful of results;
active; as, a prolific brain; a controversy prolific of
3. (Bot.) Proliferous.