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lush

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adjective \ˈləsh\

Simple Definition of lush

  • : having a lot of full and healthy growth

  • : covered with healthy green plants

  • : having a pleasingly rich quality

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of lush

  1. 1 a :  growing vigorously especially with luxuriant foliage <lush grass> b :  lavishly productive: as (1) :  fertile (2) :  thriving (3) :  characterized by abundance :  plentiful (4) :  prosperous, profitable

  2. 2 a :  savory, delicious b :  appealing to the senses <the lush sounds of the orchestra> c :  opulent, sumptuous <lush accommodations>

lushly

adverb

lushness

noun

Examples of lush in a sentence

  1. The frequent rainfall encourages the lush growth of trees, ferns, and shrubs.

  2. She always wanted to live on a lush Caribbean island.

  3. The hills are lush with deep, thick grass.

  4. a lush and fruity wine



Origin and Etymology of lush

Middle English lusch soft, tender


First Known Use: 1610

Synonym Discussion of lush

profuse, lavish, prodigal, luxuriant, lush, exuberant mean giving or given out in great abundance. profuse implies pouring forth without restraint <profuse apologies>. lavish suggests an unstinted or unmeasured profusion <a lavish party>. prodigal implies reckless or wasteful lavishness threatening to lead to early exhaustion of resources <prodigal spending>. luxuriant suggests a rich and splendid abundance <a luxuriant beard>. lush suggests rich, soft luxuriance <a lush green lawn>. exuberant implies marked vitality or vigor in what produces abundantly <an exuberant imagination>.

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lush

noun

Simple Definition of lush

  • : a person who is often drunk

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of lush

  1. 1 slang :  intoxicating liquor :  drink

  2. 2 :  a habitual heavy drinker :  drunkard

Examples of lush in a sentence

  1. He's just an old lush.

  2. <she accused him of being a lush and a spendthrift>



Origin and Etymology of lush

origin unknown


First Known Use: circa 1790

Other Alcoholic Beverage Terms


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lush

verb

Definition of lush

slang

  1. :  drink



Circa 1811

First Known Use of lush

circa 1811

Other Alcoholic Beverage Terms


LUSH Defined for Kids

lush

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adjective \ˈləsh\

Definition of lush for Students

lusher

lushest

  1. 1 :  characterized by full and healthy growth <lush grass>

  2. 2 :  covered with a thick growth of healthy plants <a lush tropical island>

  3. 3 :  luxurious 1 <a lush hotel lobby>

lushly

adverb

lushness

noun




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