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greenery

[gree-nuh-ree]
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noun, plural green·er·ies for 2.
  1. green foliage or vegetation; verdure.
  2. a place where green plants are grown or kept.
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Origin of greenery

First recorded in 1790–1800; green + -ery
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Related Words for greenery

flower, shrub, tree, vine, grass, seedling, weed, herb, flora, greenery, shoot, perennial, slip, annual, bush, cutting, sprout, creeper, biennial, verdure

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British Dictionary definitions for greenery

greenery

noun plural -ries
  1. green foliage or vegetation, esp when used for decoration
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Word Origin and History for greenery

n.

1797, from green + -ery.

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