Definition of verdure in English:


Syllabification: ver·dure
Pronunciation: /ˈvərjər


  • 1Lush green vegetation.
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    • 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.
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    • 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.
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    • 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.



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  • 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.


Pronunciation: /-jərəs/
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  • 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.


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

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