1.(of a plant, animal, or person) producing much fruit or foliage or many offspring.“in captivity tigers are prolific breeders”
(of an artist, author, or composer) producing many works.“he was a prolific composer of operas”
(of a sports player) high-scoring.“a prolific goalscorer”
mid 17th century: from medieval Latin prolificus, from Latin proles ‘offspring’ (seeproliferous).