luxuriant

[ luhg-zhoor-ee-uhnt, luhk-shoor- ]
/ lʌgˈʒʊər i ənt, lʌkˈʃʊər- /

adjective

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.

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Origin of luxuriant

1530–40; <Latin luxuriant- (stem of luxuriāns), present participle of luxuriāre to be rank or immoderate. See luxury, -ant

OTHER WORDS FROM luxuriant

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH luxuriant

luxuriant , luxurious
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British Dictionary definitions for luxuriant

luxuriant
/ (lʌɡˈzjʊərɪənt) /

adjective

rich and abundant; lush
very elaborate or ornate
extremely productive or fertile

Derived forms of luxuriant

luxuriance, nounluxuriantly, adverb

Word Origin for luxuriant

C16: from Latin luxuriāns, present participle of luxuriāre to abound to excess

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