[ luhg-zhoor-ee-uhnt, luhk-shoor- ]
See synonyms for: luxuriantluxuriantly on

  1. abundant or lush in growth, as vegetation.

  2. producing abundantly, as soil; fertile; fruitful; productive: to settle in luxuriant country.

  1. richly abundant, profuse, or superabundant.

  2. florid, as imagery or ornamentation; lacking in restraint.

Origin of luxuriant

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

Other words for luxuriant

Other words from luxuriant

  • lux·u·ri·ant·ly, adverb
  • o·ver·lux·u·ri·ant, adjective
  • o·ver·lux·u·ri·ant·ly, adverb
  • un·lux·u·ri·ant, adjective
  • un·lux·u·ri·ant·ly, adverb

Words that may be confused with luxuriant

Words Nearby luxuriant Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use luxuriant in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for luxuriant


/ (lʌɡˈzjʊərɪənt) /

  1. rich and abundant; lush

  2. very elaborate or ornate

  1. extremely productive or fertile

Origin of luxuriant

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


Derived forms of luxuriant

  • luxuriance, noun
  • luxuriantly, adverb

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