[ byoo-kol-ik ]
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adjectiveAlso bu·col·i·cal.
  1. of or relating to shepherds; pastoral.

  2. of, relating to, or suggesting an idyllic rural life.

  1. a pastoral poem.

  2. Archaic. a farmer; shepherd; rustic.

Origin of bucolic

1525–35; <Latin būcolicus<Greek boukolikós rustic, equivalent to boukól(os) herdsman (bou-, stem of boûs ox + -kolos keeper + -ikos-ic

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Other words from bucolic

  • bu·col·i·cal·ly, adverb

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British Dictionary definitions for bucolic


/ (bjuːˈkɒlɪk) /

adjectiveAlso: bucolical
  1. of or characteristic of the countryside or country life; rustic

  2. of or relating to shepherds; pastoral

  1. (sometimes plural) a pastoral poem, often in the form of a dialogue

  2. a rustic; farmer or shepherd

Origin of bucolic

C16: from Latin būcolicus, from Greek boukolikos, from boukolos cowherd, from bous ox

Derived forms of bucolic

  • bucolically, adverb

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