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verdure

Syllabification: ver·dure
Pronunciation: /ˈvərjər
 
/

Definition of verdure in English:

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.
1.1The fresh green color of 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.
1.2 literary A condition of freshness.
Example sentences
  • His music is readily approachable, engaging the heart in pleasant groves of melody all overhung with verdure of lush orchestration.
  • Low-lying nylon-strung verdure cohabited the same space as vocal powwows, a move straight out of the Neutral Milk Hotel gratuity bible.
  • There's a tremendous sense of growth, richness and verdure.

Origin

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

Derivatives

verdured

1
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

2
Pronunciation: /-jərəs/
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.

Words that rhyme with verdure

merger, perjure, purger, scourger, urger, verger

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