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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

  Succulent \Suc"cu*lent\, a. [L. succulentus, suculentus, fr.
     succus, sucus, juice; perhaps akin to E. suck: cf. F.
     Full of juice; juicy.
     [1913 Webster]

     {Succulent} plants (Bot.), plants which have soft and juicy
        leaves or stems, as the houseleek, the live forever, and
        the species of Mesembryanthemum.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 2.0 [wn]:

       adj : full of juice; "lush fruits"; "succulent roast beef";
             "succulent plants with thick fleshy leaves" [syn: {lush}]
       n : a plant adapted to arid conditions and characterized by
           fleshy water-storing tissues that act as water reservoirs

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 [moby-thes]:

  142 Moby Thesaurus words for "succulent":
     agreeable, algae, ambrosial, autophyte, baccate, bean, bracken,
     brown algae, climber, comestible, conferva, confervoid, creeper,
     dainty, delectable, delicate, delicious, delightful, diatom,
     doughy, eatable, edible, esculent, exciting, exquisite, fern,
     flabby, flavorsome, fleshy, flowing, fluent, fluid, fluidal,
     fluidic, fluxible, fluxile, fluxional, fluxionary,
     fruits and vegetables, fucus, fungus, good, good to eat,
     good-tasting, grapevine, green algae, gulfweed, gustable, gusty,
     herb, heterophyte, interesting, inviting, ivy, juicy, kelp, kosher,
     legume, lentil, liana, lichen, likable, liquid, liquidy, lively,
     liverwort, luscious, lush, macerated, masticated, mold, moss,
     mouth-watering, mushroom, mushy, nectareous, nectarous, nice,
     of gourmet quality, palatable, parasite, parasitic plant, pasty,
     pea, perthophyte, phytoplankton, piquant, pithy, planktonic algae,
     plant families, pleasing, provocative, provoking, puffball, pulpal,
     pulpar, pulped, pulplike, pulpy, pulse, racy, readable, red algae,
     rich, rockweed, runny, rust, sapid, sappy, saprophyte, sargasso,
     sargassum, savorous, savory, scrumptious, sea lentil, sea moss,
     sea wrack, seaweed, smut, soft, spicy, spongy, squashy, squelchy,
     squishy, stimulating, tantalizing, tasty, thought-challenging,
     thought-inspiring, thought-provoking, tickling, titillating,
     toadstool, toothsome, vetch, vine, watery, wort, wrack, yummy

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