from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th 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.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Abundant in growth or detail.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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.

from The 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.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. marked by complexity and richness of detail
  • adj. displaying luxury and furnishing gratification to the senses
  • adj. produced or growing in extreme abundance


from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

Latin luxuriāns, luxuriant-, present participle of luxuriāre, to be luxuriant; see luxuriate.



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