lush
I. adjective Etymology: Middle English lusch soft, tender Date: 1610 1. a. growing vigorously especially with luxuriant foliage <
lush grass
>
b. lavishly productive: as (1) fertile (2) thriving (3) characterized by abundance ; plentiful (4) prosperous, profitable 2. a. savory, delicious b. appealing to the senses <
the lush sounds of the orchestra
>
c. opulent, sumptuous <
lush accommodations
>
Synonyms: see profuselushly adverblushness noun II. noun Etymology: origin unknown Date: circa 1790 1. slang intoxicating liquor ; drink 2. a habitual heavy drinker ; drunkard III. verb Date: circa 1811 slang drink

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