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Definition of luxuriant adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    luxuriant

     adjective
    adjective
    BrE BrE//lʌɡˈʒʊəriənt//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//lʌɡˈʒʊriənt//
     
    Describing hair
     
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  1. 1(of plants or hair) growing thickly and strongly in a way that is attractive luxuriant vegetation thick, luxuriant hair See related entries: Describing hair
  2. 2(especially of art or the atmosphere of a place) rich in something that is pleasant or beautiful the poet’s luxuriant imagery
  3. Word Origin mid 16th cent.: from Latin luxuriant- ‘growing rankly’, from the verb luxuriare, from luxuria ‘luxury, rankness’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: luxuriant