Definition of verdant in English:

verdant

Line breaks: ver|dant
Pronunciation: /ˈvəːd(ə)nt
 
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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
green, leafy, grassy, grass-covered; 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

noun
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  • 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

adverb
More 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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