suc·​cu·​lence | \ ˈsə-kyə-lən(t)s How to pronounce succulence (audio) \

Definition of succulence

1 : the state of being succulent
2 : succulent feed wild game subsisting on succulence

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Examples of succulence in a Sentence

the succulence of the apple was such that the first bite sent juice running down my chin
Recent Examples on the Web Luscious, light, well integrated beauty—brimming with succulence and velvety tannins wrapped around a package of juicy ripe fruit flavors. Tom Mullen, Forbes, 22 May 2022 One of Morning Nights’ trickier items to modify was xiao long bao, the ever-popular little basket bun famous for its succulence. Los Angeles Times, 14 Apr. 2022 The idea of a root vegetable tart ($18) takes on succulence from ricotta and a truffle vinaigrette in a very good puff pastry. John Mariani, Forbes, 26 Jan. 2022 Goat meat cooked to soft succulence pulses with fresh ginger in a curry colored with ratanjot, a plant whose roots yield a natural red dye. Washington Post, 11 Feb. 2022 The mixed tandoori grill of lamb, beef and chicken keeps the meats’ succulence and spices distinct. John Mariani, Forbes, 21 Dec. 2021 The slow-roasted meat — crisp edges, clinging fat, succulence throughout — peels away from the bone at the touch of a fork. Washington Post, 21 Dec. 2021 Cushman already has patents on some of the technology necessary to engineer succulence and CAM, and Makings thinks the idea is well within reach. Melina Walling, The Arizona Republic, 9 Nov. 2021 Cushman and his team replicated succulence by manipulating a gene from a wine grape plant. Melina Walling, The Arizona Republic, 9 Nov. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of succulence

1787, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of succulence was in 1787

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18 Jun 2022

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“Succulence.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Jun. 2022.

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