- pullulate:  The etymological notion underlying pullulate is of rapid ‘new growth’. It goes back ultimately to Latin pullus ‘young animal’, which also produced English pony and poultry and is distantly related to foal. From this was derived the verb pullulāre ‘grow, sprout’, whose past participle provided English with pullulate. This too originally meant ‘sprout’, a sense largely displaced since the 19th century by its metaphorical descendant ‘swarm, teem’.
=> foal, pony, poultry, pullet
- pullulate (v.)
- 1610s, from Latin pullulatus, past participle of pullulare "put forth, grow, sprout, shoot up, come forth," from pullulus, diminutive of pullus "young animal" (see foal (n.)). Related: Pullulated; pullulating.
- 1. As the going says:'seed always take root , pullulate, and blossom out, and result everywhere.
- 有句话 “ 是种子在那儿都能生根, 发牙, 开花, 结果. ”
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