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[luhg-zhoo r-ee-uh ns, luhk-shoo r-] /lʌgˈʒʊər i əns, lʌkˈʃʊər-/
luxuriant growth or productiveness; rich abundance; lushness.
Origin of luxuriance
1720-30; luxuri(ant) + -ance
Related forms
overluxuriance, noun Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • But beneath the surface is a world of rare luxuriance.
  • The second is marked by a cover which shows great luxuriance, both of species and individuals.
  • In both cases the sterility is independent of general health, and is often accompanied by excess of size or great luxuriance.
  • He understands that evil exists in the world and he knows how to portray it in all its self-justifying, self-pitying luxuriance.
Word Origin and History for luxuriance

1650s; see luxuriant + -ance. Related: Luxuriancy (1640s).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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