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verdure

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noun ver·dure \ˈvər-jər also -dyər\

Definition of verdure

  1. 1 :  the greenness of growing vegetation; also :  such vegetation itself

  2. 2 :  a condition of health and vigor

ver·dur·ous play \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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