WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2019
lux•u•ri•ant /lʌgˈʒʊriənt, lʌkˈʃʊr-/USA pronunciation   adj. 
  1. showing a great amount of growth or growing things, as vegetation;
  2. producing abundantly, as soil;
  3. rich or great in amount;
lux•u•ri•ance, n. [uncountable]
lux•u•ri•ant•ly, adv. 

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2019
lux•u•ri•ant  (lug zhŏŏrē ənt, luk shŏŏr-),USA pronunciation adj. 
  1. abundant or lush in growth, as vegetation.
  2. producing abundantly, as soil;
    productive:to settle in luxuriant country.
  3. richly abundant, profuse, or superabundant.
  4. florid, as imagery or ornamentation;
    lacking in restraint.
lux•uri•ant•ly, adv. 
  • Latin luxuriant- (stem of luxuriāns), present participle of luxuriāre to be rank or immoderate. See luxury, -ant
  • 1530–40
    • 1.See corresponding entry in Unabridged teeming.
    • 2.See corresponding entry in Unabridged fruitful, prolific.
    • 3.See corresponding entry in Unabridged copious.

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luxuriant /lʌɡˈzjʊərɪənt/ adj
  1. rich and abundant; lush
  2. very elaborate or ornate
  3. extremely productive or fertile
Etymology: 16th Century: from Latin luxuriāns, present participle of luxuriāre to abound to excess

luxˈuriance n luxˈuriantly adv USAGE

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