Definition of verdure in English:

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verdure

Pronunciation: /ˈvəːdjə/
/ˈvəːdjʊə/

noun

[mass noun]
1Lush green vegetation.
Example sentences
  • In fact, my partner, Lance, observed that the lush, manicured verdure through which we were driving looked like it was mown and rolled on a daily basis.
  • Soon the rivers begin to flow, the ponds and the lakes fill to overflowing, and verdure covers the earth.
  • Visitors climbing staircases from the street would enter the park amid the lush verdure.
1.1 literary The fresh green colour of lush vegetation.
Example sentences
  • It is striking and effective, complementing the picturesque Trinity verdure.
  • Natural colours such as sienna, coffee, verdure, burgundy, metal and champagne are chosen as ambient colours.
  • My wish is if possible to obtain one of your true American Landscapes - taken on the spot - fresh from Nature in the deep verdure of late Summer.

Derivatives

verdured

adjective
Example sentences
  • At the end of these days we set off down the estuary past innumerable little verdured islands.
  • Once upon a time there lived a golden cow in the verdured hill of San Isidro.
  • Gross area of all verdured lands and plants is more than 1607.6 ha.

verdurous

adjective
Example sentences
  • There were lunging valleys of dense wood, the mimicry of a lush and verdurous Costa Rican island without the whimsy of a foreign land.
  • As its wide spate washes up against a small verdurous spur, it swirls over waterweeds and drenched rocks to form an inlet in which goats splash.
  • The room, if it could be called that, appeared verdurous, contradicting that of the cavernous underground she had been previously.

Origin

Late Middle English: via French from Old French verd 'green', from Latin viridis.

Words that rhyme with verdure

merger, perjure, purger, scourger, urger, verger

For editors and proofreaders

Line breaks: ver|dure

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