succulent

adjective
suc·​cu·​lent | \ ˈsə-kyə-lənt How to pronounce succulent (audio) \

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

Synonyms & Antonyms for succulent

Synonyms: Adjective

Antonyms: Adjective

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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 Taking care of your succulent arrangement is even easier than designing it. Andrea Beck, Better Homes & Gardens, "How to Turn Succulents into Living Artwork With a Creative Dish Garden Design," 12 June 2020 Give a jelly jar a makeover by transforming it into an open terrarium for small succulent plants. Kris Coronado, Washington Post, "An easy-to-make terrarium brings the outside in," 9 June 2020 Sucking Good specializes in succulent and juicy seafood with mouthwatering butter sauces. Claire Goodman, Houston Chronicle, "Black-owned, Katy-loved: These 15 businesses are among the most popular establishments in Katy," 8 June 2020 Shrimp is perfect for fried dishes as the crunch gives way to tender, succulent meat inside. Saveur Editors, Saveur, "Our 50 Best Shrimp Recipes Will Turn You Into a Seafood Master," 26 May 2020 This horsehair brush is an excellent tool to send scattered debris to the bin: pistachio shells, three-hole-punch chads, soil from the succulent garden. Boone Ashworth, Wired, "Essential Gear For Keeping Your Workspace Tidy," 18 Feb. 2020 This succulent melon provides a big nutritional payoff for very few calories. Sandee Lamotte, CNN, "Top 34 bestselling 'fruit' drinks for kids deemed unhealthy," 16 Oct. 2019 Costa Mesa’s Memphis Cafe, and its succulent fried chicken, became a staple. Margaret Wappler, Orange County Register, "First Person: Finding solace and security amid the beauty of Laguna Beach," 27 July 2019 There's a succulent chicken on the menu with smoked ratatouille on a goat cheese polenta base that's quite delicious. Outdoors, there are tables and greenery, quiet large fans to make a breeze, and Downtown views. Polly Campbell, Cincinnati.com, "Interesting history, amazing rooftop at The View at Shires' Garden," 22 July 2019 Recent Examples on the Web: Noun The planter can accommodate a succulent in a 2-inch pot, neither of which is included with the purchase. Christine Hayes, USA TODAY, "20 things you need if you're obsessed with your pet," 25 June 2020 The key to a successful mini succulent garden is good drainage. Andrea Beck, Better Homes & Gardens, "How to Turn Succulents into Living Artwork With a Creative Dish Garden Design," 12 June 2020 Step 7: Loosen the roots of three small (about one-inch-wide) succulent rosettes from their potting container with your fingers before gently lifting them out. Kris Coronado, Washington Post, "An easy-to-make terrarium brings the outside in," 9 June 2020 And next week's ad showcases several plants, including succulents and hydrangeas. Jennifer Aldrich, Better Homes & Gardens, "Aldi Adds Curbside Grocery Pick-Up to Hundreds of Stores Across the Country," 29 May 2020 According to shoppers, this seller's quick shipping allows for a healthy succulent and intact candle upon arrival. Hillary Maglin, Travel + Leisure, "These Etsy Care Packages Are the Perfect Way to Show Your Loved Ones You’re Thinking of Them," 22 Apr. 2020 Succulents Box also has air plants to go with the 200 or so varieties of succulents on offer (from $5/month for one plant up to $228 for a one-year 4-plant/month subscription). Heather Arndt Anderson, Sunset Magazine, "These Houseplant Subscription Services Guarantee You’ll Be Raking in the Green," 15 Jan. 2020 Moving on to another family of succulents brings us to the Euphorbiaceae. Washington Post, "Low-maintenance succulents make watering a breeze," 14 Jan. 2020 Moving on to another family of succulents brings us to the Euphorbiaceae. NBC News, "Kill all your plants? These low-maintenance options require minimal watering," 14 Jan. 2020

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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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The first known use of succulent was in 1601

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18 Jun 2020

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“Succulent.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/succulent. Accessed 2 Jul. 2020.

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succulent

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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 How to pronounce succulent (audio) \

Kids Definition of succulent

: juicy succulent fruits

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