Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The state of being luxuriant; abundant or excessive growth or quantity; strong, vigorous growth; exuberance.
- n. Synonyms Profusion, superabundance. See luxurious.
- n. The property of being luxuriant.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. The state or quality of being luxuriant; rank, vigorous growth; excessive abundance produced by rank growth.
- n. the property of being lush and abundant and a pleasure to the senses
“How different in their free-born luxuriance from the dusty and city-prisoned elms and willows she had left!”
“I put on his flannel shirt -- it fell down to my toes, like a bedgown; his drawers -- and they flowed in Turkish luxuriance over my feet.”
“Tame, cold, dispassionate minds resemble barren lands; warm, animated ones, rich ground, which, if properly cultivated, yields the noblest fruit; but, if neglected, from its luxuriance is most productive of weeds.”
“No doubt, with sufficient drainage, and great care in cultivation, and the tea plant might be made to exist in such a situation; but I am convinced it would never grow with that luxuriance which is necessary in order to render it a profitable crop.”
The Commercial Products of the Vegetable Kingdom Considered in Their Various Uses to Man and in Their Relation to the Arts and Manufactures; Forming a Practical Treatise & Handbook of Reference for the Colonist, Manufacturer, Merchant, and Consumer, on the Cultivation, Preparation for Shipment, and Commercial Value, &c. of the Various Substances Obtained From Trees and Plants, Entering into the Husbandry of Tropical and Sub-tropical Regions, &c.
“Then I climbed the long street over the rock and cobble stones between walls half green with pellitory, houses with high gables and rough wooden balconies where geraniums shone in the shadow, and from which the trailing plants hung low in that supreme luxuriance which is the beginning of their death.”
“But ancient ruins are almost always found to be thus covered with plants which grow upon them, even at a very great height above the ground, with a luxuriance which is very surprising to those who witness this phenomenon for the first time.”
“Louisville is the largest city in Kentucky; the country about is very rich, and every thing vegetable springs up with a luxuriance which is surprising.”
“And you can easily say things like that, given the luxuriance of youth.”
“The luxuriance of the grebe's summer headdress seems somehow out of step with the frigid greyness of this landscape.”
“Vice thrived in its most sordid and elegant forms, from squalid opium dens and off-the-street brothels to the decorum and plush luxuriance of the so-called French restaurants.”
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