luxuriance


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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.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.luxuriance - the property of being lush and abundant and a pleasure to the sensesluxuriance - the property of being lush and abundant and a pleasure to the senses
abundance, copiousness, teemingness - the property of a more than adequate quantity or supply; "an age of abundance"
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Translations

luxuriance

[lʌgˈzjʊərɪəns] Nexuberancia f
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

luxuriance

nÜppigkeit f; (of hair also)Fülle f, → Pracht f
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

luxuriance

[lʌgˈzjʊərɪəns] n (of growth) → rigoglio; (of beard) → foltezza
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
References in classic literature ?
Gathering the water-plants From the wild luxuriance of spring, Away in the depth of a wild valley Anon, I see a lovely girl.
Soon we traced a narrow path through the wild luxuriance of the island, going northwestward; and presently M'ling stopped, and became rigid with watchfulness.
President Barbicane, however, less sensitive to these wonders, was in haste to press forward; the very luxuriance of the country was displeasing to him.
Gigantic pansies, considerably larger than the roses, and closely resembling the floral pen- wipers made by female parishioners for fashionable clergymen, sprang from the moss beneath the rose- trees; and here and there a daisy grafted on a rose- branch flowered with a luxuriance prophetic of Mr.
To say the truth, we have, from this reason alone, often done great violence to the luxuriance of our genius, and have left many excellent descriptions out of our work, which would otherwise have been in it.
The whole island is covered with wood; but from the dryness of the climate there is no appearance of luxuriance. Half-way up the mountain, some great masses of the columnar rock, shaded by laurel-like trees, and ornamented by others covered with fine pink flowers but without a single leaf, gave a pleasing effect to the nearer parts of the scenery.
It was so artistically done, and with so much fertility and gorgeous luxuriance of fancy, that it had all the effect of a last and fitting decoration to the apparel which she wore, and which was of a splendour in accordance with the taste of the age, but greatly beyond what was allowed by the sumptuary regulations of the colony.
For a time, however, the red weed grew with astonishing vigour and luxuriance. It spread up the sides of the pit by the third or fourth day of our imprisonment, and its cactus-like branches formed a carmine fringe to the edges of our triangular window.
The towering helmet of feathers that he wore raised him in height above all who surrounded him; and though some others were similarly adorned, the length and luxuriance of their plumes were inferior to his.
It was a region of great beauty and luxuriance, with lakes and pools, and green meadows shaded by noble groves.
He threw back his head, and there he stood in the golden glow with all his old Assyrian luxuriance of beard, all his native insolence of drooping eyelids and intolerant eyes.
It was a luxuriance of aspect, a fulness of growth, which made her appear more of a woman than she really was.