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luxuriance

[luhg-zhoo r-ee-uh ns, luhk-shoo r-] /lʌgˈʒʊər i əns, lʌkˈʃʊər-/
noun
1.
luxuriant growth or productiveness; rich abundance; lushness.
Origin of luxuriance
1720-1730
First recorded in 1720-30; luxuri(ant) + -ance
Related forms
overluxuriance, noun
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n.

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

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