What does succulent mean?
Definitions for succulent
ˈsʌk yə ləntsuc·cu·lent
This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word succulent.
a plant adapted to arid conditions and characterized by fleshy water-storing tissues that act as water reservoirs
full of juice
"lush fruits"; "succulent roast beef"; "succulent plants with thick fleshy leaves"
a succulent plant (such as cactus)
juicy or lush
interesting or delectable
having fleshy leaves or other tissues that store water
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: succulent, French; succulentus, Latin.
These plants have a strong, dense, and succulent moisture, which is not apt to exhale. Francis Bacon.
Divine Providence has spread her table every where, not with a juiceless green carpet, but with succulent herbage and nourishing grass, upon which most beasts feed. More.
On our account has Jove,
Indulgent, to all lands some succulent plant
Allotted, that poor helpless man might slack
His present thirst. Philips.
In botany, succulent plants, also known as succulents, are plants with parts that are thickened, fleshy, and engorged, usually to retain water in arid climates or soil conditions. The word succulent comes from the Latin word sucus, meaning "juice" or "sap".Succulent plants may store water in various structures, such as leaves and stems. The water content of some succulent organs can get up to 90–95%, such as Glottiphyllum semicyllindricum and Mesembryanthemum barkleyii. Some definitions also include roots, thus geophytes that survive unfavorable periods by dying back to underground storage organs may be regarded as succulents. The habitats of these water-preserving plants are often in areas with high temperatures and low rainfall, such as deserts, but succulents may be found even in alpine ecosystems growing in rocky soil. Succulents are characterized by their ability to thrive on limited water sources, such as mist and dew, which makes them equipped to survive in an ecosystem that contains scarce water sources. Succulents are not a taxonomic category, since the term describes only the attributes of a particular species; some species in a genus (such as Euphorbia spp) or family (such as Asphodelaceae may be succulent, whereas others are less so or not at all. Many plant families have multiple succulent species found within them (more than 25 plant families). In some families, such as Aizoaceae, Cactaceae, and Crassulaceae, most species are succulents. In horticultural use, the term is sometimes used in a way that excludes plants that botanists would regard as succulents, such as cacti. Succulents are often grown as ornamental plants because of their striking and unusual appearance, as well as their ability to thrive with relatively minimal care.
full of juice; juicy
Etymology: [L. succulentus, suculentus, fr. succus, sucus, juice; perhaps akin to E. suck: cf. F. succulent.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
suk′ū-lent, adj. full of juice or moisture: not dry or barren.—ns. Succ′ūlence, Succ′ūlency.—adv. Succ′ūlently. [L. succulentus—succus, juice—sugĕre, to suck.]
The numerical value of succulent in Chaldean Numerology is: 2
The numerical value of succulent in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1
Examples of succulent in a Sentence
A kilo of aloe leaves sells at 380 shillings. Two big leaves of the succulent plant equal a kilo. We can export between 45 and 80 kilos a month.
Popularity rank by frequency of use
Translations for succulent
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- suculentCatalan, Valencian
- Sukkulente, saftig, sukkulentGerman
- mehukas, möyheä, mehikasvi, meheväFinnish
- gras, grasse, succulent, succulenteFrench
- pianta grassaItalian
- boni suci, quiqueLatin
- сочный, мясистыйRussian
Get even more translations for succulent »
Find a translation for the succulent definition in other languages:
Select another language:
- - Select -
- 简体中文 (Chinese - Simplified)
- 繁體中文 (Chinese - Traditional)
- Español (Spanish)
- Esperanto (Esperanto)
- 日本語 (Japanese)
- Português (Portuguese)
- Deutsch (German)
- العربية (Arabic)
- Français (French)
- Русский (Russian)
- ಕನ್ನಡ (Kannada)
- 한국어 (Korean)
- עברית (Hebrew)
- Gaeilge (Irish)
- Українська (Ukrainian)
- اردو (Urdu)
- Magyar (Hungarian)
- मानक हिन्दी (Hindi)
- Indonesia (Indonesian)
- Italiano (Italian)
- தமிழ் (Tamil)
- Türkçe (Turkish)
- తెలుగు (Telugu)
- ภาษาไทย (Thai)
- Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)
- Čeština (Czech)
- Polski (Polish)
- Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian)
- Românește (Romanian)
- Nederlands (Dutch)
- Ελληνικά (Greek)
- Latinum (Latin)
- Svenska (Swedish)
- Dansk (Danish)
- Suomi (Finnish)
- فارسی (Persian)
- ייִדיש (Yiddish)
- հայերեն (Armenian)
- Norsk (Norwegian)
- English (English)
Word of the Day
Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?
Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:
"succulent." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2023. Web. 6 Jun 2023. <https://www.definitions.net/definition/succulent>.
Discuss these succulent definitions with the community:
We're doing our best to make sure our content is useful, accurate and safe.
If by any chance you spot an inappropriate comment while navigating through our website please use this form to let us know, and we'll take care of it shortly.
You need to be logged in to favorite.