succulent

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

Definition of succulent 

(Entry 1 of 2)

1a : 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

succulent

noun

Definition of succulent (Entry 2 of 2)

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

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Other Words from succulent

Adjective

succulently adverb

Examples of succulent in a Sentence

Adjective

vines weighted down with plump, succulent grapes a buffet table set with an array of succulent roasts

Recent Examples on the Web: Adjective

With much bravado Miguel cooked up tri-tip and chicken and other fixings that go with the succulent meat. Jane Napier Neely, latimes.com, "The Valley Line: Club wrangles members into the Saddle & Sirloin Club for annual summer party," 9 July 2018 Please try to learn the name of your cactus or succulent and look it up online. Kenneth Setzer, miamiherald, "Houseplant advice for the millennial (or anyone) who doesn’t have a green thumb," 11 July 2018 Saturday, Fleisher Art Memorial, 719 Catharine St., $9, thesecretcinema.com Sudsy pints and teensy plants are set to converge at the PHS South Street Beer Garden this Monday as Beaucycled takes over the outdoor space with a DIY succulent workshop. Philly.com, "Kendrick Lamar, Odunde Festival, and other great happenings, June 8-15," 7 June 2018 Chicken strips turned out to be a little mushy beneath the coating, but an entree of succulent fried shrimp delivered a nice crunch and hearty flavor. Tim Smith, baltimoresun.com, "David Cordish's new restaurant a good bet 24/7 at Live Hotel," 12 July 2018 Inside is a small suite of offices adorned with succulent plants and Mexican folk art, the neat food pantry, a supply of toiletries and toilet paper, and a clothing closet. Marcella Bombardieri, The Atlantic, "One College's Struggle to Get Poor Students Through School," 30 May 2018 Think succulent gardens in wooden troughs and olive trees in rustic metal pots. Jenny Xie, Curbed, "Where to buy plants online," 8 May 2018 The brand relies on prickly pear — a succulent that’s said to have anti-inflammatory qualities — in all of its products, which is why Huxley devotees rave about the hydration benefits and general skin-soothing effects. The Editors, The Strategist, "Huxley (the Skin Care of Choice Among Korean Flight Attendants) Is 50 Percent Off," 27 June 2018 Buddha’s Temple’ This succulent has mesmerizing layers of leaves that look as if an origami artist folded them. Michelle Slatalla, WSJ, "Plant Swaps: The Cheap Way to Score Rare Houseplants," 7 June 2018

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

What the public ultimately got were several small islands of mulch with a smattering of succulents. Victoria Kim, latimes.com, "A wealthy developer owns a rare plot of green in a very crowded part of L.A. What does he owe his neighbors?," 6 Apr. 2018 There are some succulents that can take lower light but still bright conditions, including haworthias and gasterias. Amy Dewall Dadmun, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Green house effect: Plants enhance life in tiny homes, apartments," 26 Jan. 2018 Wreath-making class focuses on succulents A Succulent Wreath Class will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday at the San Diego Botanic Garden, 230 Quail Gardens Drive. Linda Mcintosh, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Local woman elected as state DAR leaders," 7 May 2018 Learn how to use hardy succulents to create a living wall hanging that is yours to take home. Corey Sheldon, OregonLive.com, "HG calendar June 9-17: school's out, get the kids involved in gardening," 8 June 2018 The Venice bus yard, which could shelter 100 people or more, is overlooked by beachy cottages and sleek condos adorned with surfboards and succulents. Emily Alpert Reyes, latimes.com, "L.A. lawmakers face opposition over homeless shelter plans," 18 June 2018 Most succulents are low-growing and look particularly at home in shallow dish planters. Adrian Higgins, sacbee, "Container culture – these pots do lots | The Sacramento Bee," 11 May 2018 Having mobile plants would be perfect for people (like myself) who have homes full of succulents, but need to move them about so they don’t get burned during heatwaves. James Vincent, The Verge, "This sun-chasing robot looks after the plant on its head," 12 July 2018 Kenneth Setzer Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden Cacti and succulents have been really popular for quite a while also. Kenneth Setzer, miamiherald, "Houseplant advice for the millennial (or anyone) who doesn’t have a green thumb," 11 July 2018

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First Known Use of succulent

Adjective

1601, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

Noun

1825, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for succulent

Adjective

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

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succulent

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of succulent

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: full of juice

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

succulent

noun

English Language Learners Definition of succulent (Entry 2 of 2)

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

succulent

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

Kids Definition of succulent

: juicy succulent fruits

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