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verdant

[vur-dnt]
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adjective
  1. green with vegetation; covered with growing plants or grass: a verdant oasis.
  2. of the color green: a verdant lawn.
  3. inexperienced; unsophisticated: verdant college freshmen.

Origin of verdant

First recorded in 1575–85; verd(ure) + -ant
Related formsver·dan·cy, nounver·dant·ly, adverbun·ver·dant, adjectiveun·ver·dant·ly, adverb

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1. lush, grassy.
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Examples from the Web for verdancy

Historical Examples

  • Wearily did he pass some of his time amidst the verdancy of the woods.

    The Hunted Outlaw

    Anonymous

  • He shook his head sorrowfully, for I think the verdancy of my youth appealed to him.

    A Tatter of Scarlet

    S. R. Crockett

  • But the girls either denied the verdancy, or, if they admitted the charge in part, maintained it was an added excellence.

  • The garden is a bath of verdancy and coolness even upon the most torrid day.

    Romance of Roman Villas

    Elizabeth W. (Elizbeth Williams) Champney

  • Thus the term "adobe," the sun-dried brick, as applied to a man, signifies vealiness and verdancy.


British Dictionary definitions for verdancy

verdant

adjective
  1. covered with green vegetation
  2. (of plants, etc) green in colour
  3. immature or unsophisticated; green
Derived Formsverdancy, nounverdantly, adverb

Word Origin

C16: from Old French verdoyant, from verdoyer to become green, from Old French verd green, from Latin viridis, from virēre to be green
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Word Origin and History for verdancy

verdant

adj.

1580s, "green," from Middle French virdeant "becoming green," present participle of Old French verdeiier "become green," from Vulgar Latin *viridiare "grow green, make green," from Latin viridis "green" (see verdure). Related: Verdantly.

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