Succulent definition

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Full of interest, vigor, etc.; not dry or dull.
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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.

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(botany) Having fleshy leaves or other tissues that store water.
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A succulent plant (such as cactus)
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(botany) Having thick, fleshy, water-storing leaves or stems.
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Highly interesting or enjoyable; delectable.

A succulent bit of gossip.

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A succulent plant, such as a sedum or cactus.
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Full of juice; juicy.
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(bot.) Having thick, fleshy tissues for storing water, as a cactus.
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A succulent plant.
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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.
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Full of juice or sap; juicy.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
succulent
Plural:
succulents

Origin of succulent

  • Latin succulentus from succus juice seuə-2 in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition