lush

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[ luhsh ]
/ lʌʃ /

adjective, lush·er, lush·est.

(of vegetation, plants, grasses, etc.) luxuriant; succulent; tender and juicy.
characterized by luxuriant vegetation: a lush valley.
characterized by luxuriousness, opulence, etc.: the lush surroundings of his home.

Origin of lush

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1400–50; late Middle English lusch slack; akin to Old English lysu bad, lēas lax, Middle Low German lasch slack, Old Norse lǫskr weak, Gothic lasiws weak

SYNONYMS FOR lush

ANTONYMS FOR lush

1 withered, stale.

Related forms

lush·ly, adverblush·ness, noun
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Examples from the Web for lushly

  • Everything was so lushly wet that moss grew green even on tree trunks and roofs.

    Across the Fruited Plain|Florence Crannell Means

British Dictionary definitions for lushly (1 of 2)

lush

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/ (lʌʃ) /

adjective

(of vegetation) abounding in lavish growth
(esp of fruits) succulent and fleshy
luxurious, elaborate, or opulent

Derived Forms

lushly, adverblushness, noun

Word Origin for lush

C15: probably from Old French lasche lax, lazy, from Latin laxus loose; perhaps related to Old English lǣc, Old Norse lakr weak, German lasch loose

British Dictionary definitions for lushly (2 of 2)

lush

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/ (lʌʃ) slang /

noun

a heavy drinker, esp an alcoholic
alcoholic drink

verb

US and Canadian to drink (alcohol) to excess

Word Origin for lush

C19: origin unknown
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