- abundant or lush in growth, as vegetation.
- producing abundantly, as soil; fertile; fruitful; productive: to settle in luxuriant country.
- richly abundant, profuse, or superabundant.
- florid, as imagery or ornamentation; lacking in restraint.
Origin of luxuriant
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Examples from the Web for luxuriant
Anderson is covering her breasts, water spritzing at her face, Williams is shot in luxuriant side-profile.Prince Fielder’s Demi Moore Moment: World Loses It Over Athlete Without Six-Pack
July 10, 2014
In between, luxuriant stretches of time pass in which there is no action at all.Death Imitates Art
July 20, 2012
Rather, he seeks recognition for his luxuriant beard and colorful costumes, and perhaps for his romantic success.Let Them Say F--k
August 1, 2010
It is full of the finest grass, and its soil is rich and luxuriant.Imogen
Nor could Nature, here in her most luxuriant mood, relieve it from its sordid aspect.The Golden Woman
In colour, it was of a greenish-red and a very gentle yet luxuriant green.Recollections
David Christie Murray
The luxuriant mythology of the early Greeks was not unscientific.The Legacy of Greece
Abortion, also, often follows a sudden change from poor to luxuriant food.Cattle and Their Diseases
- rich and abundant; lush
- very elaborate or ornate
- extremely productive or fertile
Word Origin and History for luxuriant
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.