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luxuriant


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Luxuriant  \Lux*u"ri*ant\,  a.  [L.  luxurians,  p.  pr  of  luxuriare: 
  cf  F.  luxuriant.  See  {Luxuriate}.] 
  Exuberant  in  growth;  rank;  excessive;  very  abundant;  as  a 
  luxuriant  growth  of  grass;  luxuriant  foliage. 
 
  Prune  the  luxuriant,  the  uncouth  refine.  --Pope. 
 
  {Luxuriant  flower}  (Bot.),  one  in  which  the  floral  envelopes 
  are  overdeveloped  at  the  expense  of  the  essential  organs. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  luxuriant 
  adj  1:  marked  by  complexity  and  richness  of  detail;  "an  elaborate 
  lace  pattern";  "intricate  needlework"  [syn:  {elaborate}, 
  {intricate}] 
  2:  produced  or  growing  in  extreme  abundance;  "their  riotous 
  blooming"  [syn:  {exuberant},  {lush},  {profuse},  {riotous}] 




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