verdure

[ vur-jer ]
/ ˈvɜr dʒər /

noun

greenness, especially of fresh, flourishing vegetation.
green vegetation, especially grass or herbage.
freshness in general; flourishing condition; vigor.

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Origin of verdure

1250–1300; Middle English < Middle French, equivalent to verd green (see vert) + -ure -ure

Related forms

ver·dured, adjectivever·dure·less, adjectiveun·ver·dured, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for verdure

verdure

/ (ˈvɜːdʒə) /

noun

flourishing green vegetation or its colour
a condition of freshness or healthy growth

Derived Forms

verdured, adjectiveverdurous, adjective

Word Origin for verdure

C14: from Old French verd green, from Latin viridis
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