green·​ery ˈgrē-nə-rē How to pronounce greenery (audio)
plural greeneries
: green foliage or plants

Examples of greenery in a Sentence

The restaurant was adorned with greenery. the lush greenery of the islands
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Word History

First Known Use

1797, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of greenery was in 1797

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“Greenery.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Sep. 2023.

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green·​ery ˈgrēn-(ə-)rē How to pronounce greenery (audio)
plural greeneries
: green leaves or plants : verdure

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