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Luxuriant

Luxuriant
exuberant in growth; rank; excessive; very abundant; as, a luxuriant growth of grass; luxuriant foliage. ”Prune the luxuriant, the uncouth refine.
(Science: botany) ” (Pope) luxuriant flower, one in which the floral envelopes are overdeveloped at the expense of the essential organs.
Origin: L. Luxurians, p. Pr. Of luxuriare: cf. F. Luxuriant. See Luxuriate.


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