luxuriant

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin lūxuriāns, past participle of lūxuriō, itself from lūxuria (luxury, excess).

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luxuriant (comparative more luxuriant, superlative most luxuriant)

  1. Abundant in growth or detail.
    • 1831, L[etitia] E[lizabeth] L[andon], Romance and Reality. [], volume III, London: Henry Colburn and Richard Bentley, [], OCLC 24531354, pages 309–310:
      She wore a dress of azure blue velvet, with a deep border of gold; her luxuriant hair was put back from her brow in a style which no face but the most perfect could have borne, and was then gathered in a form like that of an ancient helmet, every plait glittering with diamonds: it was peculiar, but it suited her.
    • 1966, E. Yale Dawson, Seashore Plants of Southern Califonria, third printing edition, Berkley: University of California Press, published 1975, →ISBN, LCCN 66-19103, page 7:
      Thus, to find luxuriant growths of seaweeds unaffected by man, one must go to the Channel Islands where pollution has not taken its toll.

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French[edit]

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luxuriant (feminine luxuriante, masculine plural luxuriants, feminine plural luxuriantes)

  1. luxuriant

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Latin[edit]

Verb[edit]

lūxuriant

  1. third-person plural present active indicative of lūxuriō

Romanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French luxuriant, from Latin luxurians.

Adjective[edit]

luxuriant m or n (feminine singular luxuriantă, masculine plural luxurianți, feminine and neuter plural luxuriante)

  1. lush

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