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luxuriant

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adjective lux·u·ri·ant \-ē-ənt\

Simple Definition of luxuriant

  • : having heavy and thick growth

  • : having an appealingly rich quality

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of luxuriant

  1. 1 a :  yielding abundantly :  fertile, fruitful b :  characterized by abundant growth :  lush <luxuriant vegetation>

  2. 2 :  abundantly and often extravagantly rich and varied :  prolific

  3. 3 :  characterized by luxury :  luxurious <a luxuriant fabric>

luxuriantly adverb

Examples of luxuriant in a sentence

  1. <an older man who still has a luxuriant head of hair>

  2. <a luxuriant coat of fur>



Circa 1540

First Known Use of luxuriant

circa 1540

Synonym Discussion of luxuriant

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>.

Rhymes with luxuriant


LUXURIANT Defined for Kids

luxuriant

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adjective lux·u·ri·ant \ˌləg-ˈzhu̇r-ē-ənt, ˌlək-ˈshu̇r-\

Definition of luxuriant for Students

  1. 1 :  having heavy and thick growth <a luxuriant forest>

  2. 2 :  luxurious 1 <a luxuriant restaurant>





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