[ vur-jer-uhs ]
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  1. rich in verdure; freshly green; verdant.

  2. covered with verdure, as places.

  1. consisting of verdure.

  2. of, relating to, or characteristic of verdure.

Origin of verdurous

First recorded in 1595–1605; verdure + -ous

Other words from verdurous

  • ver·dur·ous·ness, noun
  • un·ver·dur·ous, adjective
  • un·ver·dur·ous·ness, noun

Words Nearby verdurous Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use verdurous in a sentence

  • On the Liba bloomed wide verdurous plains, consisting of plants with dazzling corollas and gramine of tall stature.

    The Desert World | Arthur Mangin
  • On the hills and woody slopes in the neighbourhood of the Iron Mountain, we likewise meet with sufficiently verdurous prairies.

    The Desert World | Arthur Mangin
  • At the base of the senile trunks are developed the crawling or climbing stems, ever verdurous, of various lycopodiums.

    The Desert World | Arthur Mangin
  • A mile away Hareshaw Lynn comes tumbling down, between seamed cliffs and verdurous precipices.

  • It was as if all the ruddy and verdurous juices had died in the veins of the world, and from core to surface only gray remained.