succulency


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suc·cu·lent

 (sŭk′yə-lənt)
adj.
1. Full of juice or sap; juicy.
2. Botany Having thick, fleshy, water-storing leaves or stems.
3. Highly interesting or enjoyable; delectable: a succulent bit of gossip.
n. Botany
A succulent plant, such as a sedum or cactus.

[Latin succulentus, from succus, juice; see seuə- in Indo-European roots.]

suc′cu·lence, suc′cu·len·cy n.
suc′cu·lent·ly adv.
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Noun1.succulency - a juicy appetizingness
appetisingness, appetizingness - the property of stimulating the appetite
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