- The definition of succulent is something tender, tasty and delicious, or a plant with thick and fleshy leaves.
- A delicious, perfectly cooked pot roast is an example of something that would be described as a succulent meal.
- A cactus is an example of a plant that would be described as a succulent plant.
succulent definition by Webster's New World
- full of juice; juicy
- full of interest, vigor, etc.; not dry or dull
- Bot. having thick, fleshy tissues for storing water, as a cactus
Origin: Classical Latin succulentus ; from sucus, juice: see suck
a succulent plant
succulent definition by American Heritage Dictionary
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- Full of juice or sap; juicy.
- Botany Having thick, fleshy, water-storing leaves or stems.
- Highly interesting or enjoyable; delectable: a succulent bit of gossip.
A succulent plant, such as a sedum or cactus.
Origin: Latin succulentus, from succus, juice; see seuə-2 in Indo-European roots.
- sucˈcu·lence, sucˈcu·len·cy noun
- sucˈcu·lent·ly adverb
succulent - Science Definition
Any of various plants having fleshy leaves or stems that store water. Cacti and the jade plant are succulents. Succulents are usually adapted to drier environments and display other characteristics that reduce water loss, such as waxy coatings on leaves and stems, fewer stomata than occur on other plants, and stout, rounded stems that minimize surface area.