EXAMPLES | WORD ORIGIN adjective full of juice; juicy. rich in desirable qualities. affording mental nourishment. (of a plant) having fleshy and juicy tissues. noun a succulent plant, as a sedum or cactus. Origin of succulent 1595–1605;
Late Latin sūculentus,
-ulentus -ulent Related forms suc·cu·lence, suc·cu·len·cy, noun suc·cu·lent·ly, adverb un·suc·cu·lent, adjective un·suc·cu·lent·ly, adverb
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Examples from the Web for succulently Historical Examples of succulently British Dictionary definitions for succulently adjective abundant in juices; juicy (of plants) having thick fleshy leaves or stems informal stimulating interest, desire, etc noun a plant that is able to exist in arid or salty conditions by using water stored in its fleshy tissues Derived Forms succulence or succulency, noun succulently, adverb Word Origin for succulent
C17: from Latin
succulentus, from sūcus juice
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Word Origin and History for succulently adj.
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).
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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.
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