Plen"ty (?), n.; pl. Plenties (#), in Shak. [OE. plentee, plente, OF. plent'e, fr. L. plenitas, fr. plenus full. See Full, a., and cf. Complete.]

Full or adequate supply; enough and to spare; sufficiency; specifically, abundant productiveness of the earth; ample supply for human wants; abundance; copiousness.

"Plenty of corn and wine." Gen. xxvii. 28. "Promises Britain peace and plenty." Shak.

Houses of office stuffed with plentee. Chaucer.

The teeming clouds Descend in gladsome plenty o'er the world. Thomson.

Syn. -- Abundance; exuberance. See Abundance.

 

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Plen"ty, a.

Plentiful; abundant.

[Obs. or Colloq.]

If reasons were as plenty as blackberries. Shak. (Folio ed.)

Those countries where shrubs are plenty. Goldsmith.

 

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