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lux·u·ri·ant

 (lŭg-zho͝or′ē-ənt, lŭk-sho͝or′-)
adj.
1. Characterized by rich or profuse growth: a luxuriant garden; luxuriant hair. See Synonyms at profuse.
2.
a. Rich and elaborate, as in decoration.
b. Extremely productive: a luxuriant imagination.
3. Marked by or displaying luxury; luxurious: a luxuriant hotel.

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

lux·u′ri·ance n.
lux·u′ri·ant·ly adv.

luxuriant

(lʌɡˈzjʊərɪənt)
adj
1. rich and abundant; lush
2. very elaborate or ornate
3. extremely productive or fertile
[C16: from Latin luxuriāns, present participle of luxuriāre to abound to excess]
luxˈuriance n
luxˈuriantly adv
Usage: See at luxurious

lux•u•ri•ant

(lʌgˈʒʊər i ənt, lʌkˈʃʊər-)

adj.
1. abundant in growth, as vegetation; lush.
2. producing abundantly, as soil; fertile.
3. richly abundant, profuse, or superabundant.
4. florid, as imagery or ornamentation; lacking in restraint.
[1530–40; < Latin luxuriant-, s. of luxuriāns, present participle of luxuriāre to be rank or immoderate. See luxury]
lux•u′ri•ance, n.
lux•u′ri•ant•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.luxuriant - marked by complexity and richness of detail; "an elaborate lace pattern"
fancy - not plain; decorative or ornamented; "fancy handwriting"; "fancy clothes"
2.luxuriant - displaying luxury and furnishing gratification to the senses; "an epicurean banquet"; "enjoyed a luxurious suite with a crystal chandelier and thick oriental rugs"; "Lucullus spent the remainder of his days in voluptuous magnificence"; "a chinchilla robe of sybaritic lavishness"
indulgent - characterized by or given to yielding to the wishes of someone ; "indulgent grandparents"
3.luxuriant - produced or growing in extreme abundance; "their riotous blooming"
abundant - present in great quantity; "an abundant supply of water"

luxuriant

luxuriant

adjective
1. Growing profusely:
2. Given to or marked by unrestrained abundance:
3. Characterized by extravagant, ostentatious magnificence:
Informal: plushy.
Translations

luxuriant

[lʌgˈzjʊərɪənt] ADJexuberante, lozano

luxuriant

[lʌgˈʒʊəriənt] adjluxuriant(e)

luxuriant

adjüppig; flowers, plantsüppig, prächtig; forestdicht; (= thick) beard, hairüppig, dicht; (= elaborate) furnishings, styleprunkvoll, prächtig

luxuriant

[lʌgˈzjʊərɪənt] adj (growth, jungle) → lussureggiante, rigoglioso/a; (beard) → folto/a (fig) (imagination) → ricco/a, fervido/a
References in classic literature ?
The river narrowed and flowed sluggishly between the banks which were luxuriant with tropical growth.
The blossoms were unusually luxuriant and beautiful that summer.
The draperies and fluttering things which she wore suited her rich, luxuriant beauty as a greater severity of line could not have done.
Being a very tall one, and of luxuriant growth, it had been propped up against the side of the house, and was literally covered with a rare and very beautiful species of white rose.
We have spoken of Pearl's rich and luxuriant beauty -- a beauty that shone with deep and vivid tints, a bright complexion, eyes possessing intensity both of depth and glow, and hair already of a deep, glossy brown, and which, in after years, would be nearly akin to black.
Here palms, alpacas, and volcanoes; sun's disks and stars; ecliptics, horns-of-plenty, and rich banners waving, are in luxuriant profusion stamped; so that the precious gold seems almost to derive an added preciousness and enhancing glories, by passing through those fancy mints, so Spanishly poetic.
Huge pomegranate trees, with their glossy leaves and flame-colored flowers, dark-leaved Arabian jessamines, with their silvery stars, geraniums, luxuriant roses bending beneath their heavy abundance of flowers, golden jessamines, lemon-scented verbenum, all united their bloom and fragrance, while here and there a mystic old aloe, with its strange, massive leaves, sat looking like some old enchanter, sitting in weird grandeur among the more perishable bloom and fragrance around it.
In each of the sisters there was one trait of the mother--and only one; the thin and pallid elder daughter had her parent's Cairngorm eye: the blooming and luxuriant younger girl had her contour of jaw and chin--perhaps a little softened, but still imparting an indescribable hardness to the countenance otherwise so voluptuous and buxom.
Good things lost amid a wilderness of weeds, to be sure, whose rankness far over-topped their neglected growth; yet, notwithstanding, evidence of a wealthy soil, that might yield luxuriant crops under other and favourable circumstances.
Therefore she did as she was told, and did it with such nervous hands that her hair (which was luxuriant and beautiful) fell all about her face.
His long luxuriant hair was trained to flow in quaint tresses down his richly furred cloak.
Past its base there flowed a gentle brook, all around it spread a meadow so green and luxuriant that it was a delight to the eyes to look upon it, and forest trees in abundance, and shrubs and flowers, added to the charms of the spot.