from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Full of juice or sap; juicy.
- adj. Botany Having thick, fleshy, water-storing leaves or stems.
- adj. Highly interesting or enjoyable; delectable: a succulent bit of gossip.
- n. Botany A succulent plant, such as a sedum or cactus.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. juicy or lush
- adj. interesting or delectable
- adj. having fleshy leaves or other tissues that store water
- n. a succulent plant (such as cactus)
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Full of juice; juicy.
- adj. plants (Bot.), plants which have soft and juicy leaves or stems, as the houseleek, the live forever, and the species of Mesembryanthemum.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Full of juice; specifically, in botany, juicy; thick and fleshy: noting plants that have the stems or leaves thick or fleshy and juicy, as in the houseleek and live-for-ever, the orders Cactaceæ, Crassulaceæ, etc.
- Hence Figuratively, affording mental sustenance; not dry.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. full of juice
- n. a plant adapted to arid conditions and characterized by fleshy water-storing tissues that act as water reservoirs
Latin succulentus, from succus, juice; see seuə-2 in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)