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exuberant in growth; rank; excessive; very abundant; as, a luxuriant growth of grass; luxuriant foliage. Prune the luxuriant, the uncouth refine.

(Science: botany) (Pope) luxuriant flower, one in which the floral envelopes are overdeveloped at the expense of the essential organs.

Origin: L. Luxurians, p. Pr. Of luxuriare: cf. F. Luxuriant. See Luxuriate.