Fructify means bear fruit, become fruitful. Fructify is cited in two of Williams Shakespeare’s play Love’s Labour’s Lost (LLL.IV.ii.29) Nathaniel says to Holofernes, of Dull: “We thankful should be for those parts that do fructify in us more than he.”
Holofernes, Sir Nathaniel, Dull, Costard, and Jacquenetta. Love’s Labour’s Lost. Act IV, Scene II. Folger Shakespeare Library.
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