adjective \byü-ˈkä-lik\

: of or relating to the country or country life

Full Definition of BUCOLIC

:  of or relating to shepherds or herdsmen :  pastoral
a :  relating to or typical of rural life
b :  idyllic
bu·col·i·cal·ly \-li-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

Examples of BUCOLIC

  1. <a bucolic region where farms are still common>
  2. Pine Ridge … . Its generic blandness and vaguely bucolic quality anticipated similar names—the Oak Parks and River Groves and Lake Forests and Chestnut Hills … —Ian Frazier, On the Rez, 2000

Origin of BUCOLIC

Latin bucolicus, from Greek boukolikos, from boukolos cowherd, from bous head of cattle + -kolos (akin to Latin colere to cultivate) — more at cow, wheel
First Known Use: circa 1609


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