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Definition of "succulent" [suc•cu•lent]

  • Full of juice or sap; juicy. (adjective)
  • Botany Having thick, fleshy, water-storing leaves or stems. (adjective)
  • Highly interesting or enjoyable; delectable: a succulent bit of gossip. (adjective)
  • Botany A succulent plant, such as a sedum or cactus. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "succulent" in a sentence
  • "This crazy succulent is one I overwintered in the garage under growlights."
  • "These shrub species are sometimes called succulent desert shrubs to distinguish them from shrubs such as creosotebush typically found in the drier Chihuahuan Basins and Playas (24a)."
  • "Oh yeah - not thrilled about the word succulent, either."