(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
adj. juicy, succulous, fleshy, tender; savory, tasty, toothsome; wet, watery, moist; interesting, spicy, piquant. See taste, fluidity.
(Roget's IV) modif.
Syn. pulpy, tasty, lush, fleshy; see delicious 1 , juicy .
Syn. cactaceae, crassulacae ( both Latin), ground cover, desert vegetation, desert flora, houseleek, homewort, fouet, cactus, ice plant, live-forever, semperviva, house plant, hens and chickens; see also cactus , plant .
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) a.
juicy, moist, fleshy, dripping, pulpy, mushy.
ANT.: dry, dehydrated

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  • succulent — c.1600, from Fr. succulent, from L. succulentus having juice, from succus juice, sap; related to sugere to suck, and cognate with O.E. sucan to suck (see SUCK (Cf. suck)) …   Etymology dictionary

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