luxuriant luxuriant  /ləɡ ˈʒɜ ri ənt/

Definition(s):

  1. (adj) marked by complexity and richness of detail
  2. (adj) displaying luxury and furnishing gratification to the senses
  3. (adj) produced or growing in extreme abundance

Derived Word(s)

Usage(s):

  1. Hunted nearly to extinction for their luxuriant fur--the thickest of any mammal's--the sea otters of California were making a comeback until they started mysteriously dying off.
  2. Stocky as a fireplug, hair teased into a luxuriant pompadour, he danced, preached, niugged, strutted and sang with a mounting intensity carefully calculated to inflame.
  3. Desplat, who lives next to Lascaux and has devoted more than 15 years to its care, says that when he saw the luxuriant bloom, he became physically ill.

News

  • Rolland's couture is elegant but not original

    PARIS (AP) — "Austere, but sensuous," were were the words the program notes used to describe Stephane Rolland's dark and luxuriant fall-winter couture display that continued in the elegant footsteps of last season.
    on July 2, 2013     Source: Associated Press via Yahoo! News

Quotes

  1. "So where once temples were erected in Ranchi to deify its most famous son Mahendra Singh Dhoni, now effigies are burnt. Once the army had to be called out because the mob had laid homage to a hair salon where Dhoni was having his luxuriant locks...
    on Jun 18, 2009 By: Michael Atherton Source: Mid-Day

  2. "A very welcome guest, this countryman, who comes so scented of mountain breezes and springs, so like a luxuriant clod from under forest leaves, moist and mossy with earthspirits," Alcott wrote.
    on May 5, 2006 By: Louisa May Alcott Source: guardian.co.uk

  3. Giacomo Puccini, whose statue beside his lakefront villa depicts him enjoying his ever-present cigarette, described Torre del Lago in idyllic terms: "supreme joy ...... paradise ...... a quiet village, luxuriant, extraordinary sunsets."
    on Jul 29, 2005 By: Giacomo Puccini Source: Newsday

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