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succulent

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1succulent

adjective suc·cu·lent \-lənt\

: full of juice

of plants : having thick, heavy leaves or stems that store water

Full Definition of SUCCULENT

1
a :  full of juice :  juicy
b :  moist and tasty :  toothsome <a succulent meal>
c of a plant :  having fleshy tissues that conserve moisture
2
:  rich in interest
suc·cu·lent·ly adverb

Examples of SUCCULENT

  1. <vines weighted down with plump, succulent grapes>
  2. <a buffet table set with an array of succulent roasts>

Origin of SUCCULENT

Latin suculentus, from sucus juice, sap; perhaps akin to Latin sugere to suck — more at suck
First Known Use: 1601

Related to SUCCULENT

2succulent

noun

: a plant that stores water in its leaves or stems : a succulent plant

Full Definition of SUCCULENT

:  a succulent plant (as a cactus or an aloe)

First Known Use of SUCCULENT

1825

Other Botany Terms

annual, burgeon, chloroplast, nomenclature, sylvan, xylem

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