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.

Definitions of lush
  1. adjective
    produced or growing in extreme abundance
    synonyms: exuberant, luxuriant, profuse, riotous
    present in great quantity
  2. adjective
    full of juice
    lush fruits”
    synonyms: succulent
    full of juice
  3. adjective
    characterized by extravagance and profusion
    synonyms: extravagant, lavish, lucullan, plush, plushy
    suggestive of or characterized by great expense
  4. noun
    a person who drinks alcohol to excess habitually
    synonyms: alcoholic, alky, boozer, dipsomaniac, soaker, souse
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    type of:
    drunk, drunkard, inebriate, rummy, sot, wino
    a chronic drinker
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