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luxuriant

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1 covered with a thick, healthy natural growth
  • an older man who still has a luxuriant head of hair

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2 growing thickly and vigorously
  • a luxuriant coat of fur

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3 producing abundantly
  • luxuriant soil that yields endless fields of grain

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4 showing obvious signs of wealth and comfort
  • the fashion model always wore the most luxuriant outfits

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profuse, lavish, prodigal, luxuriant, lush, exuberant mean giving or given out in great abundance. profuse implies pouring forth without restraint. profuse apologies lavish suggests an unstinted or unmeasured profusion. a lavish party prodigal implies reckless or wasteful lavishness threatening to lead to early exhaustion of resources. prodigal spending luxuriant suggests a rich and splendid abundance. a luxuriant beard lush suggests rich, soft luxuriance. a lush green lawn exuberant implies marked vitality or vigor in what produces abundantly. an exuberant imagination

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The first known use of luxuriant was circa 1540

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“Luxuriant.” The Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/luxuriant. Accessed 8 December 2019.

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