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  1. English Forest Law.

    • vegetation bearing green leaves in a forest and capable of serving as a cover for deer.

    • the right to cut such vegetation.

  2. Heraldry. the tincture, or color, green.

  1. Heraldry. of the tincture green: a lion vert.

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

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Other definitions for vert. (2 of 2)


  1. vertical. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use vert in a sentence

  • Claude de vert died; he devoted much attention to the ceremonies of the church of Rome, of which he wrote a history.

  • A lizard (as supposed) vert, escaping from the trunk of an old tree, proper.

  • When he got back to the Le vert House with his unpleasant discovery he was burning like a furnace.

    Duffels | Edward Eggleston
  • It is always a good thing in life to be able to become un beau vert, even though the colour should not quite suit you.

    Gerald Fitzgerald | Charles James Lever
  • At my request, two detectives lived and slept at vert-Logis.

    My Memoirs | Marguerite Steinheil

British Dictionary definitions for vert (1 of 2)


/ (vɜːt) /

  1. English legal history

    • the right to cut green wood in a forest

    • the wood itself

  2. heraldry

    • the colour green

    • (as adjective, usually postpositive): a table vert

Origin of vert

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

British Dictionary definitions for vert. (2 of 2)


abbreviation for
  1. vertical

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