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verdurous

[vur-jer-uh s]
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adjective
  1. rich in verdure; freshly green; verdant.
  2. covered with verdure, as places.
  3. consisting of verdure.
  4. of, relating to, or characteristic of verdure.
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Origin of verdurous

First recorded in 1595–1605; verdure + -ous
Related formsver·dur·ous·ness, nounun·ver·dur·ous, adjectiveun·ver·dur·ous·ness, noun
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Examples from the Web for verdurous

Historical Examples

  • Then came a dip, with a great open, verdurous caon in front of us.

    The Amazing Argentine

    John Foster Fraser

  • We lay beside a verdurous islet, between it and a green shore.

    1492

    Mary Johnston

  • The cleft hills as they slope down to the shore show little dells and combes deliciously fresh and verdurous.

    The Roof of France

    Matilda Betham-Edwards

  • M. Forgues regretfully leaves this little colony, so peaceful and verdurous.

  • At the base of the senile trunks are developed the crawling or climbing stems, ever verdurous, of various lycopodiums.

    The Desert World

    Arthur Mangin


Word Origin and History for verdurous

adj.

c.1600, from verdure + -ous.

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