- 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 succulent
Gloria is a role as succulent, meaty, and challenging as they come.Oprah Winfrey Should Win an Oscar for ‘The Butler’
August 20, 2013
Its inventor, Keizo Shimamoto, tells Marlow Stern the story of this succulent creation.Ramen Burger’s Inventor Talks About the Food Craze Eclipsing the Cronut
August 9, 2013
Where else can you see people in half shirts taking down a succulent filet mignon?Gal With a Suitcase
January 1, 2010
We use them to thicken sauces and bind crisp batters to succulent, deep-fried treats.Cracking the Code on All Things Egg
September 15, 2009
It's a succulent leaf, thicker than spinach, but when you chew and eat it, it tastes identical to a raw oyster.Confessions of a Mad Scientist
August 18, 2009
This prairie was entirely covered with a growth of succulent grass.The Hunters of the Ozark
Edward S. Ellis
By the teeth of her very cats did she evolve her succulent clover.Old Familiar Faces
You are such a succulent woman, and yet you have no taste for anything.Foma Gordyeff
Many a spring had decked its twigs with tender, succulent green.Jewish Literature and Other Essays
She provided her, at a risible charge, with succulent meals.The Joyous Adventures of Aristide Pujol
William J. Locke
- 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 succulent
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.