- 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
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Historical Examples of succulently
And yet, in rice season, blackbirds and ducks were succulently fat.The Jacket (The Star-Rover)
- 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 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.