Etymology
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succulent (adj.)

c. 1600, from French succulent (16c.), from Latin succulentus "having juice, juicy," from succus "juice, sap;" related to sugere "to suck," and possibly cognate with Old English socian "to soak," sucan "to suck" (see sup (v.2)). The noun meaning "plant with juicy tissues" is from 1825.

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Definitions of succulent
1
succulent (n.)
a plant adapted to arid conditions and characterized by fleshy water-storing tissues that act as water reservoirs;
2
succulent (adj.)
tender and full of juice;
succulent roast beef
succulent plants with thick fleshy leaves
Synonyms: lush
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