It’s a perfect springtime word.
It’s also an awful-sounding one that — at least for me — tends to conjure the opposite of its meaning. Does it really sound complimentary to tell someone they have a fecund imagination?
I say leave this one for Walt Whitman and The New York Times.
Main Entry: fe·cund
Pronunciation: \ˈfe-kənd, ˈfē-\
Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Latin fecundus — more at feminine
Date: 15th century
1 : fruitful in offspring or vegetation : prolific
2 : intellectually productive or inventive to a marked degree <a fecund imagination>
synonyms see fertile
— fe·cun·di·ty \fi-ˈkən-də-tē, fe-\ noun