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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR LUSHNESS

There must be water somewhere; otherwise how account for the lushness of the vegetation?

Republics are notoriously susceptible, and here it grows with a lushness comparable only to the jungle.

There is a looseness and lushness, a romanticism and balladry, in the work, that is not quite characteristic.

WORD ORIGIN

mid-15c., "lax, flaccid, soft, tender," from Old French lasche "soft, succulent," from laschier "loosen," from Late Latin laxicare "become shaky," related to Latin laxare "loosen," from laxus "loose" (see lax). Sense of "luxuriant in growth" is first attested c.1600, in Shakespeare. Applied to colors since 1744. Related: Lushly; lushness.

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