verdure


ver·dure

noun \ˈvər-jər also -dyər\

Definition of VERDURE

1
:  the greenness of growing vegetation; also :  such vegetation itself
2
:  a condition of health and vigor
ver·dur·ous \ˈverj-rəs; ˈver-jə-rəs, -dyə-\ adjective

Examples of VERDURE

  1. <a good time to tour the wine country is when it is clothed with the verdure of midsummer>
  2. <a portrait of a fresh-faced teenage girl in all of her youthful verdure and irrepressible joie de vivre>

Origin of VERDURE

Middle English, from Anglo-French, from verd green
First Known Use: 14th century

Rhymes with VERDURE

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