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succulent

[suhk-yuh-luh nt] /ˈsʌk yə lənt/
adjective
1.
full of juice; juicy.
2.
rich in desirable qualities.
3.
affording mental nourishment.
4.
(of a plant) having fleshy and juicy tissues.
noun
5.
a succulent plant, as a sedum or cactus.
Origin
1595-1605
1595-1605; < Late Latin sūculentus, equivalent to Latin sūc(us), succus juice + -ulentus -ulent
Related forms
succulence, succulency, noun
succulently, adverb
unsucculent, adjective
unsucculently, adverb
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succulent

/ˈsʌkjʊlənt/
adjective
1.
abundant in juices; juicy
2.
(of plants) having thick fleshy leaves or stems
3.
(informal) stimulating interest, desire, etc
noun
4.
a plant that is able to exist in arid or salty conditions by using water stored in its fleshy tissues
Derived Forms
succulence, succulency, noun
succulently, adverb
Word Origin
C17: from Latin succulentus, from sūcus juice
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Word Origin and History for unsucculent

succulent

adj.

c.1600, from French succulent, from Latin succulentus "having juice," from succus "juice, sap;" related to sugere "to suck," and cognate with Old English sucan "to suck" (see suck).

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unsucculent in Science
succulent
  (sŭk'yə-lənt)   
Any of various plants having fleshy leaves or stems that store water. Cacti and the jade plant are succulents. Succulents are usually adapted to drier environments and display other characteristics that reduce water loss, such as waxy coatings on leaves and stems, fewer stomata than occur on other plants, and stout, rounded stems that minimize surface area.
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