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 main house made of stone, as well as log cabins, still stand while the orchard provides a lush patch of greenery that seems out of place in the dusty terrain. Scott Craven, azcentral, "Lees Ferry: Gateway to Grand Canyon rafting and the Colorado River," 9 July 2018 On one side of the Bear Garden are several rows of picnic tables and greenery, essential elements for a beer garden. Kathy Flanigan, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Milwaukee's newest beer garden is in the zoo, with lots of craft beer," 25 May 2018 An abundance of greenery, stone and even shaded areas give ample options for your reading pleasure. Christen A. Johnson,, "6 great outdoor spots to read this summer in Chicago," 21 May 2018 The greenery and lighting was a really important part of the theme. Karen Mizoguchi,, "Josh Abbott Is Married! All the Details from the Country Star and Wife Taylor Parnell's Big Day," 9 July 2018 The greenery will help lower your cost of air conditioning. Margaret Lauterbach, idahostatesman, "With drought always a threat, we all need to learn our water lessons," 16 June 2018 The drawings depict a lush, fantastical land filled with greenery and whimsical architecture dedicated to the studio’s oeuvre of films. Liz Stinson, Curbed, "Studio Ghibli, maker of ‘Spirited Away’, reveals plans for amusement park," 3 May 2018 Take in cityscape views, relax in one of five massive swings, picnic with a special someone, or simply enjoy the greenery, perhaps with a book in hand, in the central Philadelphia location. Grace Dickinson,, "Rail Park, Farm for the City open in Philly after much anticipation," 14 June 2018 The island, on the Caribbean's eastern edge, is filled with lush greenery, a mountainous landscape, and a Creole culture that beautifully meshes together the country’s African, East Indian, French, and English heritage. Jessi Walker, Marie Claire, "Weekend Travel Guide to Saint Lucia," 11 June 2018

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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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exaggeratedly or childishly emotional

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