- full of juice; juicy.
- rich in desirable qualities.
- affording mental nourishment.
- (of a plant) having fleshy and juicy tissues.
- a succulent plant, as a sedum or cactus.
Origin of succulent
Examples from the Web for succulence
By keeping the meat whole, you will better preserve the succulence of it.The Cook's Oracle; and Housekeeper's Manual
Jackal and fox must be dry and hard, but the stew-pot may reduce them to succulence.Beast and Man in India</p>
John Lockwood Kipling
Of its succulence I must leave you to judge when you shall gather your first harvest.The Mercy of Allah
Of their tenderness, succulence, and delicacy of flavour there can be no question.The Art of Entertaining</p>
M. E. W. Sherwood
In the second place, there is no loss of succulence and hardly any of flavor.The Life of the Fly
J. Henri Fabre
- abundant in juices; juicy
- (of plants) having thick fleshy leaves or stems
- informal stimulating interest, desire, etc
- a plant that is able to exist in arid or salty conditions by using water stored in its fleshy tissues
Word Origin and History for succulence
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).
- 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.