lush

Lush describes something growing in abundance, like the lush green grass that covers the lawn in the spring.

Lush usually describes thick healthy plant growth, like the jungles of the rainforest that were so lush you couldn't walk through without chopping down branches. (Then it wasn't so lush anymore...oops!) Lush also means "plush" or even "extravagant" — like a thick shag carpet, music with lots of layers, or a bedroom wallpapered in velvet. Plants full of juice are lush, which is perhaps why a person who drinks too much alcohol is called a lush.

PRIMARY MEANINGS OF: lush

1
adj
produced or growing in extreme abundance
2
n
a person who drinks alcohol to excess habitually
FULL DEFINITIONS OF: lush
1

adj produced or growing in extreme abundance

Synonyms:
exuberant, luxuriant, profuse, riotous
abundant
present in great quantity

adj full of juice

lush fruits”
Synonyms:
succulent
juicy
full of juice

adj characterized by extravagance and profusion

Synonyms:
lavish, lucullan, plush, plushy
rich
suggestive of or characterized by great expense
2

n a person who drinks alcohol to excess habitually

Synonyms:
alcoholic, alky, boozer, dipsomaniac, soaker, souse
Type of:
drunk, drunkard, inebriate, rummy, sot, wino
a chronic drinker
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