green·​ery | \ ˈgrēn-rē, 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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The street narrows, and a lane of parked cars becomes a patch of greenery. Diana Budds, Curbed, "The future of urban mobility will be shaped by these six issues," 18 Dec. 2018 Nature lovers can flip the script on holiday greenery and have fresh eucalyptus delivered, best slipped into the shower for an instant spa escape. Laura Regensdorf, Vogue, "10 Utterly Perfect Home Fragrances for the Holiday Hostess with the Mostest," 20 Nov. 2018 The ceremony took place at the estate, between lush greenery and countless hanging blooms akin to the size and scale of the florals at Windsor Castle for Meghan and Harry's royal wedding–if not ten times more grand. Carrie Goldberg, Harper's BAZAAR, "Chiara Ferragni Wore Three Dior Haute Couture Looks For Her Epic Wedding in Italy," 2 Sep. 2018 Red and blue lights illuminated two rows of chairs on the stage, which was lined by lilies and adorned with greenery and white rose floral displays. Fox News, "The Latest: Firefighters salute, mourners hold McCain signs," 30 Aug. 2018 The backdoor to the house leads to a fenced-in brick patio enveloped by greenery and flowers. Liz Stinson, Curbed, "Adorable cottage in SoCal asks $949K," 13 Aug. 2018 Well, in the Medina, Washington, sense, in that there’s plenty of lush greenery and Lake Washington views to make sure that everyone is neatly tucked away and private. Lacy Morris, ELLE Decor, "House Tour: A Carefully Considered Medina, Washington Home That’s Lacking Nothing But Age," 24 Jan. 2018 Joseph Free decorated the tables with ferns and greenery that were so popular Samira, Issa, Logan, and Stefani each took a plant home. Jessica Radloff, Glamour, "Just 21 Awesome Photos of Issa Rae, Chrissy Metz, and More at Glamour x Tory Burch's Emmy Lunch," 16 Sep. 2018 In contrast to the oversized arrangements, Pippa carried a relatively small bouquet of white flowers and greenery, but our favorite flower moment of the day would have to be the bride's use of baby's breath. Caroline Hallemann, Town & Country, "See Pippa Middleton's Gorgeous Wedding Flowers," 22 May 2017

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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 \
plural greeneries

Kids Definition of greenery

: green plants or foliage

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