lush Life by Richard Prince —Announcement, August 24, 2009.
To escape the madness, Indians head to Coorg, a land of lush beauty, traditional food, and—sigh—tranquility.
His runways are always filled with intricately tailored separates, soft gowns, and lush fabrics.
Some day we will have a proper book on Tove Jansson the fine artist, with lush reproductions of her work.
Last week, they posted photos online of its lush courtyard and Tsar-like bedroom on their popular blog.
Again we come through alternations of open, rolling, exquisitely pastoral country and lush forest.
The coastline was just ahead: green with a lush, tropical vegetation.
The old man now,” went on Grogan, “is a good deal of a lush.
Here in the valley, notwithstanding the recent drought, the grass was lush.
A full mile distant across the lush fields the cavalcade halted about a grotesque shadow in the grass.
mid-15c., "lax, flaccid, soft, tender," from Old French lasche "soft, succulent," from laschier "loosen," from Late Latin laxicare "become shaky," related to Latin laxare "loosen," from laxus "loose" (see lax). Sense of "luxuriant in growth" is first attested c.1600, in Shakespeare. Applied to colors since 1744. Related: Lushly; lushness.
"drunkard," 1890, from earlier (1790) slang meaning "liquor" (especially in phrase lush ken "alehouse"); perhaps a humorous use of lush (adj.) or from Romany or Shelta (tinkers' jargon).
LUSHEY. Drunk. The rolling kiddeys had a spree, and got bloody lushey; the dashing lads went on a party of pleasure, and got very drunk. ["Dictionary of Buckish Slang, University Wit, and Pickpocket Eloquence," London, 1811]
A drunkard; an alcoholic; dipso: She is still plastered, the little lush/ The father was by no means a lush, but the son carried temperance to an extreme (1890+)
: lushing, stowing wine into our faces
[origin unknown; probably related to lush, ''liquor, booze,'' which is found by 1790 and may be fr Romany or Sehlta (tinkers' jargon)]