What is the definition of fertile?
Fertile means able to grow crops, or arable. Early civilizations
developed where rivers overflowed their banks to add silt that
provided nutrients to the soil.
Fertility in Animals and Humans
Animals are said to be fertile if they can bear young. While
fertilization is by the sperm of male animals, fertility is usually
applied to the eggs of the female and their subsequent ability to
grow or mature.
The word is used as a metaphor for the source of prolific or
productive efforts (fertile mind, fertile environment). It
generally refers to land that is used to grow crops. Fertile meaing
that the land is ready and able to have seed planted. Can also
refer to the ability of a female to bear young. Land which is able
to bear crops. Also can mean an animal that is able to bear
able to become pregnant