lush

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj lush produced or growing in extreme abundance "their riotous blooming"
    • adj lush full of juice "lush fruits","succulent roast beef","succulent plants with thick fleshy leaves"
    • adj lush characterized by extravagance and profusion "a lavish buffet","a lucullan feast"
    • n lush a person who drinks alcohol to excess habitually
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Lush an habitual drunkard.
    • Lush Characterized by abundance or luxurience; rich.
    • Lush Full of juice or succulence. "How lush and lusty the grass looks! how green!"
    • Lush Having thick and luxurient vegetation.
    • Lush Liquor, esp. intoxicating liquor; drink.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • lush Lax; slack; limp; flexible.
    • lush Mellow; easily turned, as ground.
    • lush Fresh, luxuriant, and juicy; succulent, as grass or other vegetation.
    • n lush A twig for thatching.
    • lush To rush violently.
    • lush To splash in water.
    • n lush Beer; intoxicating drink.
    • lush To drink; tipple on.
    • lush To drink intoxicating liquor.
    • n lush The burbot: same as losh .
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Lush lush rich and juicy, of grass.
    • v.t Lush lush to swill
    • n Lush plentiful liquor
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Etymol uncertain; said to be fr. Lushington, name of a London brewer

Usage

In literature:

Here in the valley, notwithstanding the recent drought, the grass was lush.
"The History of Sir Richard Calmady" by Lucas Malet
They were all feeling pretty lush, even if they weren't soused.
"In the Shadow of the Hills" by George C. Shedd
Then I found she had lushed rather freely, which accounted for her sleeping so soundly.
"My Secret Life, Volumes I. to III." by Anonymous
Instead, there is grey or golden haze, blurred outlines, tender skies, lush luxurious greenery.
"A Modern Symposium" by G. Lowes Dickinson
The lush clover struck him mid-thigh, progress through it was difficult.
"The Bondboy" by George W. (George Washington) Ogden
As Kirby let his eyes wander to the lush growth beyond the sand, he heard something which made him stir uneasily.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science, December 1930" by Various
He's at the lush-ken down the road.
"When Ghost Meets Ghost" by William Frend De Morgan
The decorations of the dining room were lush.
"The Man Who Staked the Stars" by Charles Dye
Through the open nursery windows a soft wind brought the smell of hawthorn and lush green grass.
"The Weans at Rowallan" by Kathleen Fitzpatrick
But he's a lush when he's ashore, and I don't fully trust him.
"Doubloons--and the Girl" by John Maxwell Forbes
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In poetry:

Harvested jewelled seaweed
At Minume; passed on,
Lush as summer grasses,
To the point at Noshima,
My boat draws near.
"Harvested jewelled seaweed" by Kakinomoto no Asomi Hitomaro
Drips, and our souls afire
Strike through the clouds. And over
Lanes lush with corn and clover
We stray, she and her lover.
"Evensong" by E J Rupert Atkinson
But when the maize was lush and green
With musical green waves,
She went, its plumed ranks between,
Unto the hill of graves.
"Anna" by Victor James Daley
O darkly, darkly through the bush,
And dimly by the bowlder,
Where cane and water-cress grow lush,
And woodland wilds are older.
"The Creek" by Madison Julius Cawein
Come now to the forest's spring
Running wrinkling over the stones,
To where lush and grassy furrows
Hide away in curving boughs.
"Desire" by Mihai Eminescu
If he buys a friend a rickey not for any special cause,
He is captain of the lush-and-spendthrift squad;
If, before he spends a million, he will think a bit and pause,
There's a popular impression he's a wad.
"Heads And Tails" by Franklin Pierce Adams

In news:

Sixteen golfers, and good golfers at that, wandered through lush grass here today, putting and missing, putting and missing.
Guests at the lush (if alcohol-free) weekend-long opening of I.M.
Explore Hawaii's Big Island on a two-wheel tour to see the rim of Kilauea Crater, sea turtles at Walohinu and Kona's lush coffee country.
Berklee alum Joy Daniels shines on lush debut.
Indie-pop trio Beach House bring their distinctive sound to the KEXP studio for a lush live set featuring songs from their newest LP, "Bloom".
Artists create mind- bending masterpieces at festival in Fla. TAMARA LUSH Associated Press.
The contrast between those boarded-up neighborhoods and Murphy's lush surroundings 1,200 miles south couldn't be sharper.
New mom Hilary Duff took to Twitter Monday, Dec 10, to show off an impressively lush head of blonde locks.
This is an excellent grown-up version of an ice cream sundae, made with lush nectarines cooked in bourbon .
NEW WORLD ORDER, an East Village store beloved by fashion editors, is having a sale of its lush vintage clothes from designers like Oscar de la Renta, Thierry Mugler and Balenciaga.
The Christmas tree is the focal point of many homes this season, so if yours is looking less than lush, read on for expert tips on how to spruce up its appearance AP photo SPE-Holidays- Bulking Up The Tree.
The Christmas tree is the focal point of many homes during the holiday season, so if yours is looking less than lush, here are some tips from the pros for, well, sprucing up its appearance.
OXFORD – Despite Chenango County's lush forests and picturesque landscape, it's rarely utilized by authors as settings for their stories.
Although his compositions were heavily influenced by the minimalist composers Philip Glass and Steve Reich, Mr Robbins also occasionally wrote romantic, lushly orchestrated music, including for Maurice, the 1987 film based on the E.M.
Although his compositions were heavily influenced by the minimalist composers Philip Glass and Steve Reich, Robbins also occasionally wrote romantic, lushly orchestrated music, including for "Maurice," the 1987 film based on the E.M.
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