American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Characterized by rich or profuse growth.
- adj. Producing or yielding in abundance. See Synonyms at profuse.
- adj. Excessively florid or elaborate.
- adj. Marked by or displaying luxury; luxurious.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Exuberant in growth; abundant: as, luxuriant foliage.
- Exuberant in quantity; superfluous in abundance.
- Supplied in great abundance; replete.
- In botany, having the floral envelop so multiplied as to destroy the essential parts: said of a flower: opposed to mutilated. Synonyms and Luxurious, Luxuriant. See
- adj. Abundant in growth or detail.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Exuberant in growth; rank; excessive; profuse; very abundant
- adj. Producing luxuriant growth; very fertile; -- of soil.
- adj. Having or producing an abundance of elaborate details; unrestrained; -- of imagery or ornamentation.
- adj. marked by complexity and richness of detail
- adj. displaying luxury and furnishing gratification to the senses
- adj. produced or growing in extreme abundance
- Latin luxuriāns, luxuriant-, present participle of luxuriāre, to be luxuriant; see luxuriate. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“High temperatures combined with lots of rainfall result in luxuriant vegetation and boundless wildlife.”
“A subcategory of this genre of books is composed of in-depth narrative accounts of the experiences of individual students applying to Ivy League colleges, their every emotional nuance dwelled on in luxuriant detail.”
“We are too close to realities to indulge in luxuriant theories.”
“In front of the pulpit was a stand bearing tall white geraniums in luxuriant blossom.”
“And birds were singing too, sometimes; and mosses were spread out in luxuriant patches of wood carpeting in many places; and rocks were brown and grey, and grown with other mosses and ferns; and through all this fairy work of beauty, Daisy's chair went at an easy, quiet pace, with a motion that she thought it very pleasant to feel.”
“How delightful it was after descending along rugged paths to camp in luxuriant grass, and among brushwood which provided us with plenty of firewood.”
“In Brazil, though rich in luxuriant vegetable and animal life, there is no history – all is new and progressive, but vulgar and parvenu; whereas Syria, in her abomination of desolation, is the old land, and she teems with relics of departed glory.”
“Her 'light-coloured' hair was not so light as to be uncomely, and fell in luxuriant ringlets all round the sides of her pretty head; and the head moved about enough to shake the ringlets, till they threatened to form a mazy net to catch men's eyes.”
“I cannot wonder at the rapturous language used in the description of these places by the sea-wearied discoverers who viewed them for the first time in the summer season; for even I, with no such spur to imagination, find it difficult to stick to sober prose when recalling the luxuriant growth of these isles of the far North.”
“Orli Shaham played seven Chopin pieces with the kind of luxuriant charm that reminded me of historic recordings by Ignatz Paderewski.”
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