green·​ery | \ ˈgrēn-rē How to pronounce greenery (audio) , ˈgrē-nə-rē\
plural greeneries

Definition of greenery

1 : green foliage or plants

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Examples of greenery in a Sentence

The restaurant was adorned with greenery. the lush greenery of the islands

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Choose one or choose them all, from Dorothy and Blanche to Rose and Sophia, watch as a whimsical mane of greenery covers the head of your favorite 6151 Richmond Street residents—no visit to the beauty salon required. Meghan Overdeep, Southern Living, "It’s Settled: Everyone on Our Christmas List Is Getting a Golden Girls Chia Pet," 12 Sep. 2019 Rather than allowing the avant-garde topper—which featured a fair amount of greenery amid the fuchsia blossoms—Badu doubled down on the drama, an applicated of crimson lipstick offering her glowing complexion a bit of bold color. Calin Van Paris, Vogue, "Erykah Badu Takes the Flower Crown to New Heights," 26 Aug. 2019 As Sarah Lewis’ set design — arches covered with paintings of lush greenery — suggests, this Surrey backwater is a soft, bucolic place. Kerry Reid,, "'Emma' at Lifeline Theatre: Jane Austen's matchmaking story is played for warmth and laughs," 6 June 2019 MAT Mat also opted for a cooler palette—with a pale blue couch and touches of greenery—but added in warmer, blushier tones, including warm browns, tans, and touches of pink. Lucia Tonelli, ELLE Decor, "Watch the Drabbest Rooms Become Fab on Best Room Wins Episode Three," 16 May 2019 Suburban landscapes, predator-free and with lots of low-hanging greenery, turn out to be a perfect habitat for deer, and their population inside the Interstate 495 loop has quintupled since 1985, to 50,000. Thomas Gerencer,, "Ticks: They’re not just for hikers anymore," 23 Aug. 2019 Streetscapes and walkways within Boulevard are lined with contemporary architecture, greenery, benches and hammocks. Cameron Sullivan, The Mercury News, "Sponsored: The smart appeal of master plans," 2 Aug. 2019 This beautiful community, filled with great greenery and wildlife, is a precious piece of paradise that ought to be cherished and protected. Jeff Forward, Houston Chronicle, "Local pastor is 3rd candidate for Woodlands board Position 7," 29 July 2019 There's a succulent chicken on the menu with smoked ratatouille on a goat cheese polenta base that's quite delicious. Outdoors, there are tables and greenery, quiet large fans to make a breeze, and Downtown views. Polly Campbell,, "Interesting history, amazing rooftop at The View at Shires' Garden," 22 July 2019

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First Known Use of greenery

1797, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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English Language Learners Definition of greenery

: green leaves or plants


green·​ery | \ ˈgrē-nə-rē How to pronounce greenery (audio) \
plural greeneries

Kids Definition of greenery

: green plants or foliage

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