overlush

adjective
over·​lush | \ ˌō-vər-ˈləsh How to pronounce overlush (audio) \

Definition of overlush

: excessively lush overlush foliage Roy showed a fondness in her novel for overlush imagery and showy stylistic flourishes.— Ian Buruma

First Known Use of overlush

1879, in the meaning defined above

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“Overlush.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/overlush. Accessed 25 Sep. 2020.

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