lush


lush
lush1
lushly, adv.lushness, n.
/lush/, adj., lusher, lushest.
1. (of vegetation, plants, grasses, etc.) luxuriant; succulent; tender and juicy.
2. characterized by luxuriant vegetation: a lush valley.
3. characterized by luxuriousness, opulence, etc.: the lush surroundings of his home.
[1400-50; late ME lusch slack; akin to OE lysu bad, leas lax, MLG lasch slack, ON loskr weak, Goth lasiws weak]
Syn. 1. luxurious, fresh.
Ant. 1. withered, stale.
lush2
/lush/, Slang.
n.
1. drunkard; alcoholic; sot.
2. intoxicating liquor.
v.i.
3. to drink liquor.
v.t.
4. to drink (liquor).
[1780-90; perh. facetious application of LUSH1]

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