greenery

[ gree-nuh-ree ]
/ ˈgri nə ri /

noun, plural green·er·ies for 2.

green foliage or vegetation; verdure.
a place where green plants are grown or kept.

Nearby words

  1. greendale,
  2. greene,
  3. greene, graham,
  4. greene, nathanael,
  5. greene, robert,
  6. greeneville,
  7. greenfield,
  8. greenfield park,
  9. greenfield's disease,
  10. greenfinch

Origin of greenery

First recorded in 1790–1800; green + -ery

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British Dictionary definitions for greenery

greenery

/ (ˈɡriːnərɪ) /

noun plural -ries

green foliage or vegetation, esp when used for decoration
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Word Origin and History for greenery

greenery

n.

1797, from green + -ery.

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