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
Recent Examples on the Web The row is now affectionately referred to as Ivy Lane, after the artificial greenery — sent from family and friends back home — draped outside Juarez’s red door. Washington Post, "‘You forget you are in a war zone for a little bit’: How one woman’s art in Afghanistan started a chain reaction," 29 Dec. 2020 Surrounded by lush greenery in her neighborhood, the teenage Utah native performed the song at the piano. Billboard Staff, Billboard, "10 Best 'AGT' Performances of 2020," 16 Dec. 2020 When the wedding day, Saturday, rolled around, the couple only had to cross the street to reach their wedding venue, Haiku Mill, a former sugar mill with its crumbling stone walls now overcome by greenery. Shira Savada, Harper's BAZAAR, "This Maui Wedding Was All About Fashion, Family—and Engagement Photo Shoots in Two Countries," 12 Nov. 2020 Plus, the house is surrounded by lush greenery and plenty of outdoor space. Isabel Garcia, House Beautiful, "This House From Season One of Home Town Is on the Market for $210,000," 21 Oct. 2020 The breezy rooftop setting, lush greenery, beachy decor, and menu that includes Grilled Lobster Quesadilla and Baja Fish Tacos, transport diners to a resort on the shores of the Yucatan Peninsula. Patricia Doherty, Travel + Leisure, "California's Coolest New Outdoor Dining Venues — From Rooftops and Poolsides to Secret Gardens," 1 Oct. 2020 The city is suggesting that those who live on a corner lot perhaps plant some greenery around the place where garbage containers are stored. cleveland, "Richmond Heights proposal seeks to clean up residential properties," 9 Dec. 2020 The greenery also swung wildly between woody and grassy as water availability yo-yoed. Maya Wei-haas, National Geographic, "Surprising leap in ancient human technology tied to environmental upheaval," 21 Oct. 2020 The researchers’ plan was to remove the greenery at the conclusion of the experiment. Megan Molteni, Wired, "What Forest Floor Playgrounds Teach Us about Kids and Germs," 15 Oct. 2020

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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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12 Jan 2021

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“Greenery.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Jan. 2021.

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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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