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  • Adj.

succulent

SUK-yuh-luhnt

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I love a succulent or juicy tomato in the summertime—they are great on sandwiches with mayonnaise! Follow that up with a succulent or delicious mango that is perfectly ripe, and you have the perfect lunch. My wife grows so many succulent or mouthwatering foods in the garden that quench my thirst and fill my stomach at the same time.

Quiz: How would someone likely describe a succulent dish?

  • “That was just the slightest bit tangy and sour.”
  • “That was refreshingly cold and sweet.”
  • “That was so tender, juicy, and full of flavor.”

Memory Hook
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Suck Excellent! I love to suck on an excellent, succulent piece of fruit--so juicy and tasty!

Examples
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  • The bunnies trot over to my yard to sample the succulent clover or nibble on the sprouts that shoot up from sunflower seeds dropped by the birds on my bird feeders and forgotten. —The Christian Science Monitor
  • It is not short of attractions, with churches frescoed by students of Giotto and Raphael, acres of lush woodland and Abruzzo’s oldest Sagra della Porchetta, a traditional festival in which locals feast on succulent, slow-cooked pork. —The Guardian
  • Later, we would reconvene at the designated meeting point (another porch) and eat our booty, popping the succulent fruits into our mouths, slurping up the juicy flesh, spitting out the seeds and skin. The texture is softer than conventional grapes—they sort of melt in your mouth—and much sweeter. —NPR

Word Ingredients
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succ juice
-ulent rich in, full of

A succulent fruit is “full of juice.”

Word Theater
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Banana JSSI (Harvesting Juicy Strawberry Tree Fruit) This succulent fruit is just bursting with juice.
Succulent

Word Constellation
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Succulent