vert

[ vurt ]
/ vɜrt /

noun

English Forest Law.
  1. vegetation bearing green leaves in a forest and capable of serving as a cover for deer.
  2. the right to cut such vegetation.
Heraldry. the tincture, or color, green.

adjective

Heraldry. of the tincture green: a lion vert.

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Origin of vert

1400–50; late Middle English verte<Anglo-French, Middle French vert, verd<Latin viridis green, equivalent to vir(ēre) to be green + -idis, apparently irregular for -idus-id4

Definition for vert (2 of 2)

vert.

vertical.
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British Dictionary definitions for vert (1 of 2)

vert
/ (vɜːt) /

noun

English legal history
  1. the right to cut green wood in a forest
  2. the wood itself
heraldry
  1. the colour green
  2. (as adjective, usually postpositive)a table vert

Word Origin for vert

C15: from Old French verd, from Latin viridis green, from virēre to grow green

British Dictionary definitions for vert (2 of 2)

vert.

abbreviation for

vertical
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