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 for bounteous
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Bounteous \Boun"te*ous\, a. [OE. bountevous, fr. bounte bounty.]
     Liberal in charity; disposed to give freely; generously
     liberal; munificent; beneficent; free in bestowing gifts; as,
     bounteous production.
     [1913 Webster]
           But O, thou bounteous Giver of all good. --Cowper.
     [1913 Webster] -- Boun"te*ous*ly, adv. --
     Boun"te*ous*ness, n.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adj 1: given or giving freely; "was a big tipper"; "the
             bounteous goodness of God"; "bountiful compliments"; "a
             freehanded host"; "a handsome allowance"; "Saturday's
             child is loving and giving"; "a liberal backer of the
             arts"; "a munificent gift"; "her fond and openhanded
             grandfather" [syn: big, bighearted, bounteous,
             bountiful, freehanded, handsome, giving,
             liberal, openhanded]

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