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[gree-nuh-ree] /ˈgri nə ri/
noun, plural greeneries for 2.
green foliage or vegetation; verdure.
a place where green plants are grown or kept.
Origin of greenery
1790-1800; green + -ery Unabridged
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  • Thus, people in a fairly featureless landscape do well, with the sky and greenery being cloned quite seamlessly.
  • Fill tubes with water, insert flowers, and tuck them into the greenery.
  • Openings in the stucco wall behind the banco frame views of greenery on the other side.
  • Place tiki torches among greenery in your garden, and portable lanterns along the entry walk.
  • Pyracantha is beautiful as an espalier, bringing lush greenery and seasonal color to a blank wall or fence.
  • greenery and a garden shed creates a sheltering screen.
  • Then he plants potatoes in every cutout so the greenery can grow outside, but leaving the root inside.
  • Not enough greenery, however, to make any sort of cushion over the rubble below.
  • On the horizon to the east are low mountains covered with scrubby greenery that blooms yellow in the spring.
  • Use greenery from your garden for centerpieces, or use anything of interest for your table.
British Dictionary definitions for greenery


noun (pl) -ries
green foliage or vegetation, esp when used for decoration
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Word Origin and History for greenery

1797, from green + -ery.

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