adjective \ˈləsh\

: having a lot of full and healthy growth

: covered with healthy green plants

: having a pleasingly rich quality

Full Definition of LUSH

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
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

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>.



: a person who is often drunk

Full Definition of LUSH

slang :  intoxicating liquor :  drink
:  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



Definition of LUSH

:  drink

First Known Use of LUSH

circa 1811

Other Alcoholic Beverage Terms

finish, gimlet, mull, sake, setup, sommelier, syllabub, vintner, wassail
LUSHNESS Defined for Kids


adjective \ˈləsh\

Definition of LUSH for Kids

:  characterized by full and healthy growth <lush grass>
:  covered with a thick growth of healthy plants <a lush tropical island>
:  luxurious 1 <a lush hotel lobby>
lush·ly adverb
lush·ness noun


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