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 Items include jewelry, hand knitted items, wooden cutting boards, award winning butters, doll clothes, natural body lotions and skin care products, Christmas greenery, and much more. cleveland, "Candlelight Walk, Holiday on the Ridge highlight seasonal activities: Short Takes on Avon, Avon Lake and North Ridgeville," 16 Nov. 2019 Guests like Billy Idol, Winnie Harlow, and L.A.’s early aughts party queen Paris Hilton were treated to a lavish family-style feast at the hotel’s restaurant Ardor, a restaurant with lush, jungly greenery. Vogue, "Leonardo DiCaprio, Paris Hilton, and More Christened the New West Hollywood Edition With a Splashy Opening Night Party," 31 Oct. 2019 Each of the guest rooms in this 18th-century building is unique (here a canopy bed, there a fireplace); amenities include a buffet breakfast and a heated outdoor pool surrounded by greenery., "A heads-up: In Marblehead, some things never change (and hooray for that) - The Boston Globe," 18 Oct. 2019 On Instagram, the Fenty Beauty creator posted a sultry video of her strutting in slow-motion surrounded by lush greenery while clad in a black bikini and sheer black robe. Chelsey Sanchez, Harper's BAZAAR, "Rihanna's Smoking Bikini Video Is a Whole Mood," 17 Oct. 2019 The ironwork is like lace; the balconies teem with tropical greenery, dancing skeletons, and busts of Carnival kings and queens. Timothy O'grady, Condé Nast Traveler, "In New Orleans, Life Is at Full Blast," 14 Oct. 2019 Lots of greenery, intertwining trees, and romantic candelabra helped transform the club into a scene out of A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Leena Kim, Town & Country, "So You Want to Get Married on Fifth Avenue?," 1 Oct. 2019 The towering sandstone walls rose on both sides of the river, fringed by greenery along the banks. Roger Naylor, azcentral, "Now you can kayak Arizona's famous Horseshoe Bend. Here's how.," 5 Sep. 2019 The stunning Misol Ha is quite different, a single cascade of some 115 feet (35 meters) spilling into a pool encircled by tropical greenery. Washington Post, "Back to Chiapas 25 years after covering rebel uprising," 27 Aug. 2019

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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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24 Nov 2019

Cite this Entry

“Greenery.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 6 December 2019.

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How to pronounce greenery (audio)

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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