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bucolic

[ byoo-kol-ik ]
/ byuˈkɒl ɪk /
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adjective Also bu·col·i·cal.

of or relating to shepherds; pastoral.
of, relating to, or suggesting an idyllic rural life.

noun

a pastoral poem.
Archaic. a farmer; shepherd; rustic.

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Origin of bucolic

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

OTHER WORDS FROM bucolic

bu·col·i·cal·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for bucolic

bucolic
/ (bjuːˈkɒlɪk) /

adjective Also: bucolical

of or characteristic of the countryside or country life; rustic
of or relating to shepherds; pastoral

noun

(sometimes plural) a pastoral poem, often in the form of a dialogue
a rustic; farmer or shepherd

Derived forms of bucolic

bucolically, adverb

Word Origin for bucolic

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