succulent


succulent
succulent c.1600, from Fr. succulent, from L. succulentus "having juice," from succus "juice, sap;" related to sugere "to suck," and cognate with O.E. sucan "to suck" (see SUCK (Cf. suck)).

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  • succulent — succulent, ente [ sykylɑ̃, ɑ̃t ] adj. • v. 1500; lat. succulentus, de sucus « suc » 1 ♦ Bot. Plante succulente, dont les tissus charnus sont riches en eau. 2 ♦ Qui a une saveur délicieuse. ⇒ délicieux, excellent, exquis, savoureux. Elle « le… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Succulent — Suc cu*lent, a. [L. succulentus, suculentus, fr. succus, sucus, juice; perhaps akin to E. suck: cf. F. succulent.] Full of juice; juicy. [1913 Webster] {Succulent} plants (Bot.), plants which have soft and juicy leaves or stems, as the houseleek …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Succulent — Suc cu*lent, a. [L. succulentus, suculentus, fr. succus, sucus, juice; perhaps akin to E. suck: cf. F. succulent.] Full of juice; juicy. [1913 Webster] {Succulent} plants (Bot.), plants which have soft and juicy leaves or stems, as the houseleek …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • succulent — Succulent, [succul]ente. adj. Qui a bien du suc, & qui est fort nourrissant: il ne se dit que des aliments. Viande succulente. boüillon succulent. potage succulent …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • succulent — succulent, ente (su ku lan, lan t ) adj. 1°   En parlant des aliments, qui a beaucoup de suc, très nourrissant. Bouillon, potage succulent. •   La maturité des fruits succulents dont ils [les becfigues] portent le nom, BUFF. Ois. t. IX, p. 274.… …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • succulent — ► ADJECTIVE 1) (of food) tender, juicy, and tasty. 2) Botany (of a plant) having thick fleshy leaves or stems adapted to storing water. ► NOUN Botany ▪ a succulent plant. DERIVATIVES succulence noun succulently adverb …   English terms dictionary

  • succulent — [suk′yo͞o lənt] adj. [L succulentus < sucus, juice: see SUCK] 1. full of juice; juicy 2. full of interest, vigor, etc.; not dry or dull 3. Bot. having thick, fleshy tissues for storing water, as a cactus n. a succulent plant succulence n.… …   English World dictionary

  • Succulent — (v. lat.), 1) saftig, saftreich, saftvoll; 2) nahrhaft, kräftig …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Succulent — (vom lat. succus, Saft), saftreich, kräftig; Succulenz, Saftfülle, Nahrhaftigkeit …   Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • succulent — index palatable, sapid Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary