[ vur-jer ]
/ ˈvɜr dʒər /


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


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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for verdure


/ (ˈvɜːdʒə) /


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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