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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
lush
I.adjective
COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES
a green/wooded/lush valley (=one with a lot of plants or trees growing in it)
▪ We were on a ridge above a green valley, with the mountains beyond it.
COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS
■ NOUN
garden
▪ The hotel is 650 feet above the sea, set in lush gardens of flowers, palms and orange trees.
▪ Brown said he saw Adam and Eve in a remote-viewing session, but they were not naked primitives in a lush garden.
▪ Within its lush gardens just 100 yards from the beach, is a superb new swimming pool.
▪ The newly-built swimming pool is situated in lush gardens and deep palm groves which are part of the charm of this resort.
▪ There are winding streets, museums, half-timbered houses and lush gardens of figs, mulberries, sweet chestnuts and vines.
EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES
lush fabrics
▪ a lush garden
EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS
▪ First, we need a long, warm, unbroken growing season to provide a plentiful diet of lush herbage.
▪ It was green, lush and luxuriant, ringed by the mountains with snowy peaks.
▪ Mist ferns daily with plastic spray bottle to keep them green and lush.
▪ Similarly, Colescott paints big, lush narrative acrylics on canvas, hard-hitting narrative works that travel across time and history.
▪ The famous walls and ramparts of the city, now surround lush lawns and leafy trees.
▪ They have lush stands of elm trees and will require minimal leveling.
II.noun
EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES
▪ What are you drinking, you big lush?
▪ You'll see her sitting at the bar all day. She's a real lush.
EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS
▪ It sketches the usual story of Meurent, the model who dabbled in painting, who was a lush and promiscuous.
▪ See, the dude is a lush and we give him time to get mellow.
▪ This lush, seething insularity-what am I supposed to be learning, what are the lessons here?
▪ This is a film to make you feel fabulous about being a lush.
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Lush

Lush \Lush\ (l[u^]sh), a. [Prob. an abbrev. of lushious, fr. luscious.]

  1. Full of juice or succulence.
    --Tennyson.

    How lush and lusty the grass looks! how green!
    --Shak.

  2. Having thick and luxurient vegetation.

  3. Characterized by abundance or luxurience; rich.

Lush

Lush \Lush\, n. [Etymol uncertain; said to be fr. Lushington, name of a London brewer.]

  1. Liquor, esp. intoxicating liquor; drink. [Slang]
    --C. Lever.

  2. an habitual drunkard.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
lush

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.

lush

"drunkard," 1890, from earlier (1790) slang meaning "liquor" (especially in phrase lush ken "alehouse"); perhaps a humorous use of lush (adj.) or from Romany or Shelta (tinkers' jargon).\n\nLUSHEY. Drunk. The rolling kiddeys had a spree, and got bloody lushey; the dashing lads went on a party of pleasure, and got very drunk.

["Dictionary of Buckish Slang, University Wit, and Pickpocket Eloquence," London, 1811]

Wiktionary
lush

Etymology 1

  1. 1 (context obsolete English) lax; slack; limp; flexible. 2 (context dialectal English) mellow; soft; (context of ground or soil English) easily turned. 3 (context of vegetation English) dense, teeming with life. Etymology 2

    n. 1 (context slang pejorative English) drunkard, sot, alcoholic. 2 (cx slang English) intoxicate liquor. v

  2. 1 (context intransitive English) To drink liquor to excess. 2 (context transitive English) To drink (liquor) to excess.

WordNet
lush
  1. adj. produced or growing in extreme abundance; "their riotous blooming" [syn: exuberant, luxuriant, profuse, riotous]

  2. characterized by extravagance and profusion; "a lavish buffet"; "a lucullan feast" [syn: lavish, lucullan, plush, plushy]

  3. full of juice; "lush fruits"; "succulent roast beef"; "succulent plants with thick fleshy leaves" [syn: succulent]

  4. n. a person who drinks alcohol to excess habitually [syn: alcoholic, alky, dipsomaniac, boozer, soaker, souse]

Wikipedia
Lush (band)

Lush are an English rock band formed in London in 1987. The current lineup consists of Miki Berenyi (vocals, guitar), Emma Anderson (vocals, guitar), Phil King (bass) and Justin Welch (drums).

They were one of the first bands to have been described with the " shoegazing" label. Later, their sound moved toward Britpop. Following the death of drummer Chris Acland, the group disbanded in 1998. However, they reunited in 2015.

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Lush (company)

Lush Ltd. is a cosmetics retailer headquartered in Poole, Dorset, United Kingdom. The company was founded by Mark Constantine, a trichologist and Liz Weir, a beauty therapist. They met in a hair and beauty salon in Poole, England. A few years later, they decided to branch out and start their own business selling natural hair and beauty products.

Usage examples of "lush".

There was no autobahn between Nuremberg and Stuttgart in those days, and on a bright sunny day the road leading across the lush plain of Franconia and into the wooded hills and valleys of WUrttemberg would have been picturesque.

One of them, sitting alone, was Ike Batchelor, a lush who had once been an advertising copy writer and who now got his drinking money peddling numbers tickets.

The land along the road into Cabo San Lucas reminded her of a checkerboard: lush tropical plantings interrupted, as though by a knife, by the real landscape, yellow and dry: cacti and strange parched trees and sawtoothed mountains in the distance, formed of gigantic bouldery rubble like the leftovers of some geological building site.

Cabo San Lucas reminded her of a checkerboard: lush tropical plantings interrupted, as though by a knife, by the real landscape, yellow and dry: cacti and strange parched trees and sawtoothed mountains in the distance, formed of gigantic bouldery rubble like the leftovers of some geological building site.

The air was warm, and smelt alternately lush and foul, as trees fruited and factory waste coagulated in thickening flows.

Veda, with a sly glint in her eyes, held her hand out to Darr Veter and lie lifted her out of the Lushes with an easy movement.

The plants are incredibly lush and hale and sometimes threaten to block off the whole easement from dining to living room, and the rope-handled Brazilian machete C.

She took her time enjoying her walk, the lush beauty of the foliage surrounding her home, the fragrant blue haze of the eucalypts evaporating in the heat, the brilliance of the scarlet Kangaroo Paw.

He and Hoh Vitt had taken a coracle along the shore, past the lush pundi rice paddies and out into open water, beyond the seaweed colonies.

She felt so alien, bowed under culture shock as crippling as migraine, surrounded by the women and men in lush, ragged dress, the street children, the cactacae and khepri, hotchi, llorgiss, massive gessin and vu-murt, and others.

Africa was much wetter and lusher, when the people called the Strandlopers hunted oryx and springbok and impala on the beach, and rivers like the Secomib and Nadas still reached the sea.

The land around the coast had been relatively lush, but the date palms and arable farmland had given way to pines as the trio of helicopters left the mountains of Jabal Duriz.

Lights had been placed all around the area, and I could see that the sides of the barn were covered with walls of lush kudzu vines, so that the barn seemed to wear its own costume.

River Lochy from Benavie: underground factories strangely reminiscent of the chemical plant on Floyd, long flat-topped mounds covered in lush grass.

Bordering the brick patio were planting beds lush with nandina and a variety of ferns, plus bromeliads and anthuriums to provide a punctuation of red blooms.