luxuriant

luxuriant, ante
(lu-ksu-ri-an, an-t') adj.
Qui se produit avec luxe, avec surabondance.
   Luxuriant est une expression latine qui se dit proprement d'un luxe de végétation, et, par suite, de toute espèce d'abondance, PASC. Pens. XXV, Rem. Fragm. 25 ter, éd. HAVET..
   Par extension.
   Les parties inférieures de son corps sont couvertes de deux draperies luxuriantes et riches, DIDER. Salon de 1765, Oeuvres, t. XIII, p. 309, dans POUGENS..
   Fig.
   Éteindre le flambeau de la sédition : trop luxuriant, PASC. Pensées, XXV, 25 ter, éd. HAVET..
   Lat. luxuriantem, qui végète avec luxe (voy. luxure).

Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré. . 1872-1877.

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