Exuberant romance dominated the evening gowns with their rows of lush ruffles and pinched pleats.
lush Life by Richard Prince —Announcement, August 24, 2009.
Taurus is tactile, sensual, lush—adjectives ascribed to this auteur.
To escape the madness, Indians head to Coorg, a land of lush beauty, traditional food, and—sigh—tranquility.
The spectacular cinematography of these lush islands gives a certain grandeur to this document of a natural world in peril.
Again we come through alternations of open, rolling, exquisitely pastoral country and lush forest.
Here in the valley, notwithstanding the recent drought, the grass was lush.
The old man now,” went on Grogan, “is a good deal of a lush.
The coastline was just ahead: green with a lush, tropical vegetation.
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)]