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verdant

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adjective ver·dant \ˈvər-dənt\

Simple Definition of verdant

  • : green with growing plants

Full Definition of verdant

  1. 1 a :  green in tint or color b :  green with growing plants <verdant fields>

  2. 2 :  unripe in experience or judgment :  green 9a, b

ver·dan·cy play \-dən(t)-sē\ noun
ver·dant·ly play \-dənt-lē\ adverb

Origin of verdant

modification of Middle French verdoyant, from present participle of verdoyer to be green, from Old French verdoier, from verd, vert green, from Latin viridis, from virēre to be green


First Known Use: 1581


VERDANT Defined for Kids

verdant

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adjective ver·dant \ˈvər-dənt\

Definition of verdant

  1. :  green with growing plants <a verdant landscape>





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