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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The trees are adorned with white twinkly lights; little crowns are scattered everywhere; and the staircases are covered in greenery with multicolored ornaments. Christopher Rosa, Glamour, "The Royal Family's Christmas Decorations Are the Polar Opposite of the White House's," 4 Dec. 2018 Glide along the Voyageurs Pathway, taking in spectacular views of Canada’s Supreme Court and Parliament buildings, then return to Ottawa over the Alexandra Bridge and enter Major’s Hill Park to take in the lush greenery. Destination Canada, Bon Appetit, "A Cyclist’s Guide to Ottawa’s Culinary Scene," 9 Apr. 2018 Tablescapes featured a full spectrum of colors, made by mixing flowers and greenery with produce like eggplants and cabbage, plus bowls of salsa tucked inside to use during the meal. Brooke Porter Katz, Harper's BAZAAR, "Ellen Bennett & Casey Caplowe's Wedding Was Outside-The-Box in Every Way," 14 Feb. 2019 From fresh flowers to plants and trees, greenery not only helps to add freshness to a space but will also help improve overall indoor air quality. 10. Cathy Hobbs, The Seattle Times, "Snowbound? It’s a great time to get hygge," 11 Feb. 2019 Lights or greenery around the windows can also provide a pop of joy. Megan Barber, Curbed, "How to decorate your RV for the holidays," 6 Dec. 2018 This new scent from Jo Malone is so quintessentially British, based on the sweet freshness of the English countryside's honeysuckle and davana greenery. Allure Editors, Allure, "The Best New Beauty Products of September 2018," 30 Sep. 2018 As far as exactly what kind of plants give you a greater chance of fighting the flu, Christopher Satch, head of plant science and education at The Sill, told POPSUGAR that the bigger your greenery is, the better. Elizabeth Gulino, House Beautiful, "Want to Avoid the Flu This Season? Buy a House Plant," 26 Feb. 2019 Businesses and offices can sprinkle their greenery on Tuesday and Friday. Mark Skoneki,, "Why do Central Floridians water their lawns during rain storms? Let nature keep the grass green," 6 July 2018

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First Known Use of greenery

1797, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of greenery was in 1797

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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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