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

Definition of greenery

1 : green foliage or plants

Examples of greenery in a Sentence

The restaurant was adorned with greenery. the lush greenery of the islands
Recent Examples on the Web Many of the bedrooms, especially the primary suite, wouldn’t look out of place in a five-star hotel, with sumptuous drapery and a white-and-ivory color palette that allows the greenery through the windows to take center stage. Emma Reynolds, Robb Report, 20 June 2022 Through the window, trade and economic affairs counselor Heli Hyypia said, the greenery reminded her of home. Neal Rubin, Detroit Free Press, 22 May 2022 Fourteen goats are visiting Colerain Park for the next several weeks to maintain some of the overgrown greenery caused by invasive plants taking over the green space. Ashley Smith, The Enquirer, 16 May 2022 The island has 23 bures, or Fijian bungalows, with private bathrooms, nestled among the lush greenery just steps away from the beach. Dobrina Zhekova, Travel + Leisure, 12 May 2022 In its lavish display of thriving life, the greenery seems both to reflect her fate and to ennoble her immediate experience. Richard Brody, The New Yorker, 5 May 2022 Despite years of drought and conservation mandates, Californians continue to sprinkle a lot of clean, drinkable water onto yards to keep the greenery alive. Los Angeles Times, 4 May 2022 Rather than completely enclosing your tub with a wood wall, make room for an opening to enjoy the greenery all around you. Monique Valeris, Good Housekeeping, 30 Apr. 2022 The greenery was not only a nod to the natural nature of the product but also bucking a trend. Erik S. Hanley, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 21 Apr. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of greenery

1797, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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28 Jun 2022

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“Greenery.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Jul. 2022.

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

Kids Definition of greenery

: green plants or foliage

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