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verdant

[ vur-dnt ]
/ ˈvɜr dnt /
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adjective

green with vegetation; covered with growing plants or grass: a verdant oasis.
of the color green: a verdant lawn.
inexperienced; unsophisticated: verdant college freshmen.

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Origin of verdant

First recorded in 1575–85; verd(ure) + -ant

OTHER WORDS FROM verdant

ver·dan·cy, nounver·dant·ly, adverbun·ver·dant, adjectiveun·ver·dant·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for verdant

verdant
/ (ˈvɜːdənt) /

adjective

covered with green vegetation
(of plants, etc) green in colour
immature or unsophisticated; green

Derived forms of verdant

verdancy, nounverdantly, adverb

Word Origin for verdant

C16: from Old French verdoyant, from verdoyer to become green, from Old French verd green, from Latin viridis, from virēre to be green
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