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Dictionary Definition

lush adj
1 produced or growing in extreme abundance; "their riotous blooming" [syn: exuberant, luxuriant, profuse, riotous]
2 characterized by extravagance and profusion; "a lavish buffet"; "a lucullan feast" [syn: lavish, lucullan, plush, plushy]
3 full of juice; "lush fruits"; "succulent roast beef"; "succulent plants with thick fleshy leaves" [syn: succulent] n : a person who drinks alcohol to excess habitually [syn: alcoholic, alky, dipsomaniac, boozer, soaker, souse]

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  1. dense, teeming with life (usually used to describe vegetation)
    2006: Stefani Jackenthal, New York Times - "Some of the world's best rain forest and volcanic hiking can be found within the lush canopied Caribbean trail systems. Chock-full of waterfalls and hot springs, bright-colored birds and howling monkeys, flora-lined trails cut through thick, fragrant forests and up cloud-covered mountains."
  2. luxuriant, delicious (usually used to describe food)
    That meal was lush! We have to go that restaurant again sometime!
  3. In the context of "UK|slang}} beautiful, sexy

Extensive Definition

Lush may refer to:
lush in Dutch: Lush

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