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succulent

adjective suc·cu·lent \ -lənt \
Updated on: 12 Dec 2017

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

succulently

adverb

Examples of succulent in a Sentence

  1. vines weighted down with plump, succulent grapes

  2. a buffet table set with an array of succulent roasts

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Origin and Etymology of succulent

Latin suculentus, from sucus juice, sap; perhaps akin to Latin sugere to suck — more at suck

succulent Synonyms

Synonyms
fleshy, pulpy, juicy
Antonyms
juiceless, sapless
Related Words
sappy, watery
Near Antonyms
dehydrated, desiccated, dry, sere (also sear), shriveled (or shrivelled), withered

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succulent

noun

Definition of succulent

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

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First Known Use of succulent

1825


SUCCULENT Defined for English Language Learners

succulent

adjective

Definition of succulent for English Language Learners

  • : full of juice

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


succulent

noun

Definition of succulent for English Language Learners

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


SUCCULENT Defined for Kids

succulent

adjective suc·cu·lent \ ˈsə-kyə-lənt \

Definition of succulent for Students

: juicy
  • succulent fruits


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