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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Everdene, which opened in SoMa in April in the Virgin Hotels San Francisco, might be the city’s most stylish rooftop bar, with lush greenery, vaguely Asian wallpaper and fancy marble floors. Janelle Bitker,, "Everdene, San Francisco’s newest rooftop bar, joins a crop of spots so hip but oh so cold," 19 June 2019 The lush backyard also features a swimming pool surrounded by greenery, including lemon trees and a vegetable garden. Marianne Garvey, CNN, "John Stamos hosts tour of his 'sturdy, funky, cool' $5.8 million home," 13 June 2019 Artwork plays a key role in adding interest to a windowless space. Forget greenery, accents and accessories. Cathy Hobbs, The Seattle Times, "Do’s and don’ts for adding light in a windowless room," 11 Apr. 2019 Soften the edge with fresh greenery, like a windowsill herb garden. Jessica Dailey, Good Housekeeping, "Your Style," 11 Feb. 2019 Throughout the past year, cities installed pedestrian and cycling networks, planted trees and greenery, worked to improve public transit, and rezoned for diverse land uses to provide opportunities for physical activity and civic engagement. Diana Budds, Curbed, "How cities became more equitable in 2018," 26 Dec. 2018 The interior of the terminals will have lots of light, some greenery, and plenty of places for travelers to spend money. Barbara Peterson, Condé Nast Traveler, "New York's Airports Are Getting Billion-Dollar Makeovers—But What Will They Actually Change?," 21 Nov. 2018 Punch things up with pretty removable wallpaper (and greenery!). Maya Mcdowell, Good Housekeeping, "How to Create the Multipurpose Entryway of Your Dreams," 17 May 2019 Away from the view, the dining room is bright and contemporary, all natural wood and beige tones and uplit greenery. Phil Vettel,, "Review: Sky's the limit with ambitious Santo Cielo," 18 May 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 How to pronounce greenery (audio) \
plural greeneries

Kids Definition of greenery

: green plants or foliage

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