an agricultural region extending from the Levant to Iraq.
an area in the Middle and Near East: formerly fertile, now partly desert.
an area of fertile land in the Middle East, extending around the Rivers Tigris and Euphrates in a semicircle from Israel to the Persian Gulf, where the Sumerian, Babylonian, Assyrian, Phoenician, and Hebrew civilizations flourished
- Fertile period
fertile period n. The period in the menstrual cycle during which conception is most likely to occur, usually 10 to 18 days after the onset of menstruation.
n. chiefly British English spelling of fertilization. For spelling, see -ize.
[fur-tl-ahyz] /ˈfɜr tlˌaɪz/ verb (used with object), fertilized, fertilizing. 1. Biology. 2. to make fertile; enrich: to fertilize farmland. 3. to make productive. /ˈfɜːtɪˌlaɪz/ verb (transitive) 1. to provide (an animal, plant, or egg cell) with sperm or pollen to bring about fertilization 2. to supply (soil or water) with mineral and organic nutrients to […]
[fer-til-i-tee] /fərˈtɪl ɪ ti/ noun 1. the state or quality of being . 2. Biology. the ability to produce offspring; power of reproduction: the amazing fertility of rabbits. 3. the birthrate of a population. 4. (of soil) the capacity to supply nutrients in proper amounts for plant growth when other factors are favorable. /fɜːˈtɪlɪtɪ/ noun […]