Luxuriant flower
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. [1913 Webster]

Prune the luxuriant, the uncouth refine. --Pope. [1913 Webster]

2. Producing luxuriant growth; very fertile; -- of soil. [PJC]

3. Having or producing an abundance of elaborate details; unrestrained; -- of imagery or ornamentation. [PJC]

{Luxuriant flower} (Bot.), one in which the floral envelopes are overdeveloped at the expense of the essential organs. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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