Luxuriant

Lux*u"ri*ant

(?), a. [L. luxurians, p. pr. of luxuriare: cf. F. luxuriant. See Luxuriate.] 1. Exuberant in growth; rank; excessive; profuse; very abundant; as, a luxuriant growth of grass; luxuriant foliage.
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Prune the luxuriant, the uncouth refine.
Pope.
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2. Producing luxuriant growth; very fertile; -- of soil.
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3. Having or producing an abundance of elaborate details; unrestrained; -- of imagery or ornamentation.
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Luxuriant flower (Bot.), one in which the floral envelopes are overdeveloped at the expense of the essential organs.
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