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luxuriant

[luhg-zhoo r-ee-uh nt, luhk-shoo r-] /lʌgˈʒʊər i ənt, lʌkˈʃʊər-/
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
1530-1540
1530-40; < Latin luxuriant- (stem of luxuriāns), present participle of luxuriāre to be rank or immoderate. See luxury, -ant
Related forms
luxuriantly, adverb
overluxuriant, adjective
overluxuriantly, adverb
unluxuriant, adjective
unluxuriantly, adverb
Can be confused
luxuriant, luxurious.
Synonyms
1. teeming. 2. fruitful, prolific. 3. copious.
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British Dictionary definitions for luxuriantly

luxuriant

/lʌɡˈzjʊərɪənt/
adjective
1.
rich and abundant; lush
2.
very elaborate or ornate
3.
extremely productive or fertile
Derived Forms
luxuriance, noun
luxuriantly, adverb
Word Origin
C16: from Latin luxuriāns, present participle of luxuriāre to abound to excess
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Word Origin and History for luxuriantly

luxuriant

adj.

1530s, from Middle French luxuriant and directly from Latin luxuriantem (nominative luxurians), present participle of luxuriare "have to excess, grow profusely" (see luxuriate). Related: Luxuriantly.

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