lux·​u·​ri·​ant | \ (ˌ)ləg-ˈzhu̇r-ē-ənt How to pronounce luxuriant (audio) , (ˌ)lək-ˈshu̇r- \

Definition of luxuriant

1a : yielding abundantly : fertile, fruitful
b : characterized by abundant growth : lush luxuriant vegetation
2 : abundantly and often extravagantly rich and varied : prolific
3 : characterized by luxury : luxurious a luxuriant fabric

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luxuriantly adverb

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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

Examples of luxuriant in a Sentence

an older man who still has a luxuriant head of hair a luxuriant coat of fur
Recent Examples on the Web From the air, the jungles of Panama unfurled in a luxuriant green tapestry. Washington Post, 15 Apr. 2022 Camouflaged in the burnished hills overlooking Livadia Bay, the 16 stone houses all have outdoor showers and private pools screened by luxuriant gardens. Travel + Leisure, 12 Apr. 2022 The bite, after the luxuriant description, is defiant, almost sacrilegious—perhaps his way of crossing an invisible line. Adrienne Lafrance, The Atlantic, 29 Mar. 2022 Spectators can chase after the actors, enjoying wordless, dance-heavy scenes, or linger alone in luxuriant rooms — reading letters, sniffing herbs. New York Times, 9 Feb. 2022 Following in the footsteps of the late Karl Lagerfeld at the Roman house’s creative helm is no easy task — but Jones again worked his contemporary sensibility into luxuriant designs to channel the Eternal City. Thomas Adamson, USA TODAY, 28 Jan. 2022 Following in the steps of the late Karl Lagerfeld at the Roman house’s creative helm is no easy task — but Jones again worked his contemporary sensibility into luxuriant designs to channel the Eternal City. Thomas Adamson, ajc, 28 Jan. 2022 For centuries, inland Southern California has been immersed in luxuriant spa waters. Elvia Limón, Los Angeles Times, 28 Dec. 2021 Leaves could be strongly toothed or prickly or scalloped or luxuriant. Marion Renault, The New Republic, 20 Dec. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of luxuriant

circa 1540, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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“Luxuriant.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 May. 2022.

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lux·​u·​ri·​ant | \ ˌləg-ˈzhu̇r-ē-ənt How to pronounce luxuriant (audio) , ˌlək-ˈshu̇r- \

Kids Definition of luxuriant

1 : having heavy and thick growth a luxuriant forest
2 : luxurious sense 1 a luxuriant restaurant

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