Definition of Luxuriant

1. Adjective. Marked by complexity and richness of detail. "An elaborate lace pattern"

Exact synonyms: Elaborate
Similar to: Fancy
Derivative terms: Elaborateness, Luxuriance



2. Adjective. Displaying luxury and furnishing gratification to the senses. "A chinchilla robe of sybaritic lavishness"

3. Adjective. Produced or growing in extreme abundance. "Their riotous blooming"
Exact synonyms: Exuberant, Lush, Profuse, Riotous
Similar to: Abundant
Derivative terms: Lushness, Luxuriance, Luxuriate, Profuseness

Definition of Luxuriant

1. a. Exuberant in growth; rank; excessive; very abundant; as, a luxuriant growth of grass; luxuriant foliage.

Definition of Luxuriant

1. Adjective. Abundant in growth or detail. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Luxuriant

1. [adj]

Medical Definition of Luxuriant

1. Exuberant in growth; rank; excessive; very abundant; as, a luxuriant growth of grass; luxuriant foliage. "Prune the luxuriant, the uncouth refine. " (Pope) Luxuriant flower, one in which the floral envelopes are overdeveloped at the expense of the essential organs. Origin: L. Luxurians, p. Pr. Of luxuriare: cf. F. Luxuriant. See Luxuriate. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Luxuriant

luxations
luxe
luxes
luxive
luxmeter
luxmeters
luxon
luxonic
luxons
luxullianite
luxullianites
luxuria
luxuriance
luxuriances
luxuriancy
luxuriant (current term)
luxuriantly
luxuriate
luxuriated
luxuriates
luxuriating
luxuriation
luxuries
luxuriety
luxurious
luxuriously
luxuriousness
luxuriousnesses
luxurist
luxurists

Literary usage of Luxuriant

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1. The Gentleman's Magazine (1810)
"4 Hedgehogs live principally on fallen fruits, grass, roots, and insects, there is nothing wonderful that a few of them should be found in a luxuriant ..."

2. The Voyage of the Beagle by Charles Darwin (1909)
"... Quadrupeds—Recent Extinction—Longevity of Species—Large Animals do not require a luxuriant vegetation — Southern Africa — Siberian Fossils — Two Species ..."

3. The Harvard Classics by Charles William Eliot (1909)
"... Quadrupeds—Recent Extinction—Longevity of Species—Large Animals do not require a luxuriant vegetation — Southern Africa — Siberian Fossils — Two Species ..."

4. The Popular Science Monthly by Harry Houdini Collection (Library of Congress) (1893)
"... and it was doubtless covered with a luxuriant growth as soon as it was dried or cooled sufficiently, and this would require only a short time. ..."

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