lush


1lush

adjective \ˈləsh\

: having a lot of full and healthy growth

: covered with healthy green plants

: having a pleasingly rich quality

Full Definition of LUSH

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
a :  savory, delicious
b :  appealing to the senses <the lush sounds of the orchestra>
c :  opulent, sumptuous <lush accommodations>
lush·ly adverb
lush·ness noun

Examples of LUSH

  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 of LUSH

Middle English lusch soft, tender
First Known Use: 1610

2lush

noun

: a person who is often drunk

Full Definition of LUSH

1
slang :  intoxicating liquor :  drink
2
:  a habitual heavy drinker :  drunkard

Examples of LUSH

  1. He's just an old lush.
  2. <she accused him of being a lush and a spendthrift>

Origin of LUSH

origin unknown
First Known Use: circa 1790

Other Alcoholic Beverage Terms

finish, gimlet, mull, sake, setup, sommelier, syllabub, vintner, wassail

3lush

verb

Definition of LUSH

slang
:  drink

First Known Use of LUSH

circa 1811

Other Alcoholic Beverage Terms

finish, gimlet, mull, sake, setup, sommelier, syllabub, vintner, wassail

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