Usage examples for succulent

  1. This is the favorite food of elephants on the Ceylon mountains; but it is a curious fact that they invariably reject the leaves, which any one would suppose would be their choicest morsel, as they are both succulent and plentiful. – Eight Years' Wandering in Ceylon by Samuel White Baker
  2. Every leaf was cut from the vines, and the young succulent shoots were all cut off to about three to three and a half feet above the ground. – The Cultivation of The Native Grape, and Manufacture of American Wines by George Husmann
  3. Shoots: Newly developed succulent stems with their leaves. – Manual of American Grape-Growing by U. P. Hedrick
  4. In Venice, the wild asparagus is served at table, but it is strong in flavour and less succulent than the cultivated sort. – Herbal Simples Approved for Modern Uses of Cure by William Thomas Fernie
  5. But there is no soul so tasty, delectable, succulent or of such fine flavour as that of a good woman, a good workman, or a good smith such as thou. – Flemish Legends by Charles de Coster
  6. Less nutritious as a food than the flesh of animals, more succulent than vegetables, fish may be termed a middle dish, suited to all temperaments and constitutions; and one which those who are recovering from illness may partake of with safety and advantage. – The Book of Household Management by Mrs. Isabella Beeton
  7. Below him grotesque figures moved about like gnomes performing incantations around a tiny blaze; dwarfed horses cropped the plentiful grass and succulent leaves, and a timid streamer of pale blue smoke arose like a plumb line until the cruising gusts above the treetops tore it into feathery wisps and carried it away. – Bring Me His Ears by Clarence E. Mulford
  8. Mushrooms, like many of the more succulent vegetables, are largely water, and readily part with their juices on application of salt or heat; hence it becomes necessary to put the mushroom over the fire usually without the addition of water, or the juices will be so diluted that they will lack flavor. – Studies of American Fungi. Mushrooms, Edible, Poisonous, etc. by George Francis Atkinson
  9. Some enjoy living in their pantries, composing for themselves succulent dishes, and interested in the doings of the servants, their companions. – Worldly Ways and Byways by Eliot Gregory
  10. Among the humbler plants let me not forget the dandelion that so early dots the sunny slopes, and upon which the bee languidly grazes, wallowing to his knees in the golden but not over- succulent pasturage. – Locusts and Wild Honey by John Burroughs
  11. There were woodcock, too, in the lowlands, and Harlson found with them such buoyant life as we men find in sudden death of those small, succulent creatures. – A Man and a Woman by Stanley Waterloo
  12. Here and there under the forest tender plants and flowers had sprung up, slender and succulent like all productions of a rich and shadowed soil. – Other Main-Travelled Roads by Hamlin Garland
  13. " Of this great, wondrous world she has seen more Than you, my little brook, and cropped its store Of succulent grass on many a mead and lawn; And strayed to distant uplands in the dawn. – Birds and Poets by John Burroughs
  14. It was succulent we cut it with our knives. – My Attainment of the Pole by Frederick A. Cook
  15. Besides, it was wholly incredible that the young shoots and bases of the leaves should break out into a blaze, while the tops of the leaves, far less succulent than the young shoots, remained quite free from fire, not being even singed in the smallest degree. – The Journal Of A Mission To The Interior Of Africa, In The Year 1805 by Mungo Park
  16. Jack and Jill had not time to do more than taste the succulent young shoots of half a dozen rose- trees before Madge had crept downstairs and quietly opened the front- door. – The Eagle's Nest by S. E. Cartwright
  17. So much more succulent – In the Wilderness by Robert Hichens
  18. Still the song of the sweet succulent patter. – Precipitations by Evelyn Scott
  19. Camels do not suffer, as they seldom eat grass unless long, young, and specially succulent – Spinifex and Sand Five Years' Pioneering and Exploration in Western Australia by David W Carnegie
  20. Late spring planting, however, often fails if subjected to heat and drought while in the green, succulent condition of early growth. – Success With Small Fruits by E. P. Roe