Definition of verdure
1 : the greenness of growing vegetation; also : such vegetation itself
2 : a condition of health and vigor
verdurousplay \ˈverj-rəs; ˈver-jə-rəs, -dyə-\ adjective
Examples of verdure in a sentence
<a good time to tour the wine country is when it is clothed with the verdure of midsummer>
<a portrait of a fresh-faced teenage girl in all of her youthful verdure and irrepressible joie de vivre>
Did You Know?
English speakers have had the use of the word verdure since the 14th century, when it made its way into Middle English from Anglo-French. Like the more common verdant, the word traces back to Latin virēre, meaning "to be green." Since the early 16th century, verdure has also been used to refer to a kind of tapestry with a design based on plant forms. The verdure that English speakers sometimes encounter on menus is Italian; in that language verdure refers to green vegetables or to vegetables in general (as in "fettuccine con verdure").
VERDURE Defined for Kids
Definition of verdure for Students
: green vegetation
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