verdant

[ vur-dnt ]
/ ˈvɜr dnt /

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.

Nearby words

  1. vercelli,
  2. vercelli book,
  3. vercingetorix,
  4. verd antique,
  5. verdandi,
  6. verdantly,
  7. verde,
  8. verde river,
  9. verde, cape,
  10. verdelho

Origin of verdant

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

Related formsver·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 Formsverdancy, 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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Word Origin and History for verdant

verdant

adj.

1580s, "green," from Middle French virdeant "becoming green," present participle of Old French verdeiier "become green," from Vulgar Latin *viridiare "grow green, make green," from Latin viridis "green" (see verdure). Related: Verdantly.

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