luxuriant

[luhg-zhoor-ee-uhnt, luhk-shoor-]
adjective
1.
abundant or lush in growth, as vegetation.
2.
producing abundantly, as soil; fertile; fruitful; productive: to settle in luxuriant country.
3.
richly abundant, profuse, or superabundant.
4.
florid, as imagery or ornamentation; lacking in restraint.

Origin:
1530–40; < Latin luxuriant- (stem of luxuriāns), present participle of luxuriāre to be rank or immoderate. See luxury, -ant

luxuriantly, adverb
overluxuriant, adjective
overluxuriantly, adverb
unluxuriant, adjective
unluxuriantly, adverb

luxuriant, luxurious.


1. teeming. 2. fruitful, prolific. 3. copious.
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luxuriant (lʌɡˈzjʊərɪənt)
 
adj
1.  rich and abundant; lush
2.  very elaborate or ornate
3.  extremely productive or fertile
 
[C16: from Latin luxuriāns, present participle of luxuriāre to abound to excess]
 
 
lux'uriance
 
n
 
lux'uriantly
 
adv

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luxuriant
c.1540, from L. luxuriantem (nom. luxurians), prp. of luxuriare "have to excess, grow profusely" (see luxuriate).
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Example sentences
The rich loose porous leaf mold holds moisture and supplies abundant food for a luxuriant growth of plants.
It is simply a luxuriant and immoral climate where the rich give to the rich.
These beauties steal the show with their luxuriant blooms and foliage.
But a well-maintained cemetery can be lovely and luxuriant and it can be a
  source of family pride.
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