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verdant

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Pronunciation: /ˈvəːd(ə)nt
 
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Definition of verdant in English:

adjective

1(Of countryside) green with grass or other rich vegetation: verdant valleys
More example sentences
  • St. Mary's is not clustered in a village as churches often are but stands alone in the verdant countryside.
  • She picks that not for it's literary history, as I was expecting, but rather for verdant countryside dotted with sheep.
  • It is produced in verdant countryside inland from the coast north of the city of Oporto which is known as the Costa Verde or Green Coast.
Synonyms
lush, rich, flourishing, thriving, teeming, prolific, rampant, overgrown, dense, thick, jungle-like
informal jungly
rare verdurous, viridescent, virid, graminaceous, gramineous
1.1Of the bright green colour of lush grass: a deep, verdant green a serving of hideously verdant mushy peas
More example sentences
  • The deciduous forest patch was at its best after the monsoon showers, the grass a verdant green.
  • I watched them waft in the breeze before settling gracefully into the verdant green grass between my boots.
  • Then Las Alpujarras - the name is thought to derive from the Arabic for ‘high green place’ - are lush and verdant.

Origin

late 16th century: perhaps from Old French verdeant, present participle of verdoier 'be green', based on Latin viridis 'green'.

Derivatives

verdancy

1
noun
Example sentences
  • Why go to Switzerland for skiing and soaking in the scenic verdancy of the mountains when you can do it in Kashmir?
  • Isabelli cloaks herself in verdancy, and threads the most beautiful blooms of desert, forest grasslands and jungle alike through her hair.
  • To the west there's the thriving verdancy of Roosevelt Island, to the northwest a graceful bend in the Potomac at Georgetown.

verdantly

2
adverb
Example sentences
  • No longer used for growing crops, they are still verdantly green.
  • Fans of Oscar Wilde will recall that the verdantly carnationed Irish writer met his downfall over allegations that he had kissed a certain boy.
  • It has blossomed verdantly and viciously since Howard gave silent assent.

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