adjective, lush·er, lush·est.
- luschka's bursa,
- luschka's duct,
Origin of lush1
verb (used without object)
verb (used with object)
Origin of lush2
Examples from the Web for lush
The forests were lush and filled with life, from giant snakes to monkeys.
From the height of 700 feet, a lush uniform green obscured the destruction unfolding below him.‘Argo’ in the Congo: The Ghosts of the Stanleyville Hostage Crisis|Nina Strochlic|November 23, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But most of her interpretative choices are sound, even on a song with challenging psychological depths such as “Lush Life.”
Some day we will have a proper book on Tove Jansson the fine artist, with lush reproductions of her work.
“The painting is lush and triggers a sensory overload,” Harding said.Hello, ‘Gorgeous’: Grit and Glamour In San Francisco|Emily Wilson|June 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
A light breeze sprang up and stirred the long, lush grass of the field which bordered the shadow of the trees.A German Pompadour|Marie Hay
Down they went, down and down through the moisture and lush fernery.Carnival|Compton Mackenzie
Away toward the head of the lake frozen cliffs jutted up to the sky from green, lush fields of deep grass.Queen of the Flaming Diamond|Leroy Yerxa
She seemed to have the texture of the water chestnut and the lush, fat vegetables of the spring.The "Genius"|Theodore Dreiser
Milabung ang mga sagbut pag-ulan, The weeds and grasses became thick and lush when it rained.A Dictionary of Cebuano Visayan|John U. Wolff
Word Origin for lush
Word Origin for lush
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]