belated 15c., from bounty + -ful. Related: Bountifully.
producing in abundance
- provided or offering easily
- totally free in providing; liberal in bestowing gift suggestions and favors.
- abundant; numerous; since, a bountiful way to obtain meals.
(a.) Free in offering; liberal in bestowing gifts and favors.
- (a.) abundant; abundant; as, a bountiful availability of food.
So let's say the large corn farms all have a great year and a bountiful crop comes forth.