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Definition a plant adapted to arid conditions and characterized by fleshy water-storing tissues that act as water reservoirs


full of juice


highly enjoyable
  • The boys with the spit gave Ralph and Piggy each a succulent chunk.
    William Golding  --  Lord of the Flies
succulent = highly enjoyable (or juicy)
  • A succulent hash arrived, and Mr. Wolfshiem, forgetting the more sentimental atmosphere of the old Metropole, began to eat with ferocious delicacy.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  The Great Gatsby
  • succulent = highly tasty or enjoyable
  • The salty fish flesh, the succulent shellfish.
    Suzanne Collins  --  Catching Fire
  • I could feel the succulent giving of flesh and bone under my blows, and for a moment I was free.
    H.G. Wells  --  The Time Machine
  • That night he enjoyed a hot Turkish bath, a succulent filet carpeted with delicate mushrooms, imported dry sherry, and strawberries in wine.
    Ray Bradbury  --  The Martian Chronicles
  • What a litter—what a confusion; with here birth, here death; succulence and sweetness; effort and anguish; and myself always running hither and thither.
    Virginia Woolf  --  The Waves
  • They dined on succulent grilled lobster, drenched in real, creamy, rich butter.
    J.D. Robb  --  Glory in Death
  • There was one thing that hadn't changed in Kabul after all: The kabob was as succulent and delicious as I remembered.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  The Kite Runner
  • A cutting of aloe vera that Lena gave me did not belong anywhere because we had no other succulents.
    Amy Tan  --  The Joy Luck Club
  • What we eat is vaguely Thai: chicken, spicy and succulent, a salad of exotic foliage, red leaves, tiny splinters of purple.
    Margaret Atwood  --  Cat's Eye
  • He hauled stones in off the desert and built a small rock garden outside our doorway, with succulents and a patch of moss.
    Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston & James D. Houston  --  Farewell to Manzanar
  • There were shelves upon shelves of the most succulent-looking sweets imaginable.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
  • He unwrapped the paper to reveal two huge, succulent steaks.
    D.J. Machale  --  The Merchant of Death
  • This feast is not very succulent; but never mind, I will put up with it for the sake of remaining with you.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Three Musketeers
  • I have not seen you for a long time, nor had any of your succulent fruit.
    Kamala Markandaya  --  Nectar in a Sieve
  • Grilling over the coals, those cutlets from the "bari–outang" soon gave off a succulent aroma that perfumed the air.
    Jules Verne  --  Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
  • The party sachems met here in secret pow-wow in a private dining room and, over succulent oysters, they decided who'd be elected and who mowed down.
    Betty Smith  --  A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
  • She wore a black necklace which hung down in three coils just above her full, succulent breasts.
    Chinua Achebe  --  Things Fall Apart
  • Here is the winged thunbergia, the large snouted justicia, the mustard tree of Scripture with its succulent leaves and infinitesimal berries.
    Michael Ondaatje  --  Running in the Family
  • It skinned easily; the flesh was succulent and tender; and there was enough for all.
    James Vance Marshall  --  Walkabout

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