succulent

  • 1succulent — succulent, ente [ sykylɑ̃, ɑ̃t ] adj. • v. 1500; lat. succulentus, de sucus « suc » 1 ♦ Bot. Plante succulente, dont les tissus charnus sont riches en eau. 2 ♦ Qui a une saveur délicieuse. ⇒ délicieux, excellent, exquis, savoureux. Elle « le… …

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  • 2Succulent — Suc cu*lent, a. [L. succulentus, suculentus, fr. succus, sucus, juice; perhaps akin to E. suck: cf. F. succulent.] Full of juice; juicy. [1913 Webster] {Succulent} plants (Bot.), plants which have soft and juicy leaves or stems, as the houseleek …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3Succulent — Suc cu*lent, a. [L. succulentus, suculentus, fr. succus, sucus, juice; perhaps akin to E. suck: cf. F. succulent.] Full of juice; juicy. [1913 Webster] {Succulent} plants (Bot.), plants which have soft and juicy leaves or stems, as the houseleek …

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  • 4succulent — Succulent, [succul]ente. adj. Qui a bien du suc, & qui est fort nourrissant: il ne se dit que des aliments. Viande succulente. boüillon succulent. potage succulent …

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  • 5succulent — succulent, ente (su ku lan, lan t ) adj. 1°   En parlant des aliments, qui a beaucoup de suc, très nourrissant. Bouillon, potage succulent. •   La maturité des fruits succulents dont ils [les becfigues] portent le nom, BUFF. Ois. t. IX, p. 274.… …

    Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • 6succulent — c.1600, from Fr. succulent, from L. succulentus having juice, from succus juice, sap; related to sugere to suck, and cognate with O.E. sucan to suck (see SUCK (Cf. suck)) …

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  • 7succulent — ► ADJECTIVE 1) (of food) tender, juicy, and tasty. 2) Botany (of a plant) having thick fleshy leaves or stems adapted to storing water. ► NOUN Botany ▪ a succulent plant. DERIVATIVES succulence noun succulently adverb …

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  • 8succulent — [suk′yo͞o lənt] adj. [L succulentus < sucus, juice: see SUCK] 1. full of juice; juicy 2. full of interest, vigor, etc.; not dry or dull 3. Bot. having thick, fleshy tissues for storing water, as a cactus n. a succulent plant succulence n.… …

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  • 9Succulent — (v. lat.), 1) saftig, saftreich, saftvoll; 2) nahrhaft, kräftig …

    Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • 10Succulent — (vom lat. succus, Saft), saftreich, kräftig; Succulenz, Saftfülle, Nahrhaftigkeit …

    Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • 11succulent — index palatable, sapid Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

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  • 12succulent — [adj] juicy, delicious divine, heavenly, luscious, lush, mellow, moist, mouthwatering, pulpy, rich, sappy, tasty, yummy*; concepts 462,613 Ant. dry, unjuicy …

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  • 13succulent — I UK [ˈsʌkjʊlənt] / US [ˈsʌkjələnt] adjective 1) succulent meat, fruit etc is full of juice and tastes good a succulent hamburger 2) biology succulent plants have thick stems or leaves that store a lot of water II UK [ˈsʌkjʊlənt] / US… …

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  • 14succulent — suc|cu|lent1 [ sʌkjələnt ] adjective 1. ) succulent meat, fruit, etc. is full of juice and tastes good: a succulent hamburger 2. ) TECHNICAL succulent plants have thick stems or leaves that store a lot of water succulent suc|cu|lent 2 [ sʌkjələnt …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 15succulent — [[t]sʌ̱kjʊlənt[/t]] succulents 1) ADJ GRADED Succulent food, especially meat or vegetables, is juicy and good to eat. Cook pieces of succulent chicken with ample garlic and a little sherry. ...succulent early vegetables. Syn: juicy, mouth… …

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  • 16succulent — succulence, succulency, n. succulently, adv. /suk yeuh leuhnt/, adj. 1. full of juice; juicy. 2. rich in desirable qualities. 3. affording mental nourishment. 4. (of a plant) having fleshy and juicy tissues. n. 5. a succulent pl …

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