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
This crazy succulent is one I overwintered in the garage under growlights.
These shrub species are sometimes called succulent desert shrubs to distinguish them from shrubs such as creosotebush typically found in the drier Chihuahuan Basins and Playas (24a).
Oh yeah - not thrilled about the word succulent, either.
American desert, the so-called succulent desert of southern Arizona and northern Mexico.
Like so many South African plants, this perennial is succulent, which is why it needs far less water than most other houseplants.
-- Being unable to articulate a definition of the word "succulent," which forms the basis of his vocabulary lesson.
If you look up the word "succulent" in the dictionary, it has your picture of that pot roast!
As to what all this looked like and how it tasted, well, you can't eat metaphors, and if I ever use words such as "succulent," shoot me, but suffice it to say that I remember thinking as I walked into the night: If the Roman emperors can be said to have missed out on anything, it was this.
Julia had that particular kind of succulent charm — bright, dotty, soft, eager, acquiescent, flattering, impudent — that is specially, it seems, produced for the delight of Anglo-Saxon manhood.
The term "succulent" is applied to Cactuses because of the large proportion of cellular tissue, i.e., flesh, of their stems, as compared with the woody portion.