- of or relating to shepherds; pastoral.
- of, relating to, or suggesting an idyllic rural life.
- a pastoral poem.
- Archaic. a farmer; shepherd; rustic.
Origin of bucolic
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Examples from the Web for bucolic
Dining facilities include al fresco picnic tables and bucolic fields adjacent to the pastures.The Secret to This Ice Cream: Pampered Cows
Jane & Michael Stern
May 18, 2014
They are both in the study of my old farmhouse, in a room that has three nice sized windows, each with a lovely, bucolic view.How I Write: Scott Spencer
March 13, 2014
During the day, shops were open and the relatively simple, bucolic life of a farming village seemed to go on normally.In Egypt’s Countryside, Vendettas Between Police and Islamists Simmer
Mike Giglio, Christopher Dickey
October 28, 2013
But there seems in general to be a rather odd conception of “peace” in the bucolic Scandinavian nation.The Nobel Peace Prize Is a Joke
October 12, 2012
It is, in many ways, the picture-perfect holiday for a savvy pol: bucolic, family-oriented, tradition-bound, and not too glitzy.Vacation Primary: Why Republican Candidates Win the Summer
July 3, 2012
He tapped his breast-pocket with a sneer of bucolic triumph.The Fortune Hunter
Louis Joseph Vance
In fact, the wife did not show the husband's enthusiasm as to the bucolic life.Watch Yourself Go By
Al. G. Field
The Bolbitinitic and Bucolic mouths, on the other hand, are not natural but made by digging.The History Of Herodotus
The Old Squire, too, had his bucolic enemies as well as Gram.When Life Was Young
C. A. Stephens
The Bolbitinitic, and Bucolic mouths, on the other hand, are not natural but made by digging.An Account of Egypt
- of or characteristic of the countryside or country life; rustic
- of or relating to shepherds; pastoral
- (sometimes plural) a pastoral poem, often in the form of a dialogue
- a rustic; farmer or shepherd
Word Origin and History for bucolic
1610s, earlier bucolical (1520s), from Latin bucolicus, from Greek boukolikos "pastoral, rustic," from boukolos "cowherd, herdsman," from bous "cow" (see cow (n.)) + -kolos "tending," related to Latin colere "to till (the ground), cultivate, dwell, inhabit" (the root of colony). Middle Irish búachaill, Welsh bugail "shepherd" are Celtic words form from the same root material as Greek boukolos.