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verdant

[vur-dnt] /ˈvɜr dnt/
adjective
1.
green with vegetation; covered with growing plants or grass:
a verdant oasis.
2.
of the color green:
a verdant lawn.
3.
inexperienced; unsophisticated:
verdant college freshmen.
Origin
1575-1585
1575-85; verd(ure) + -ant
Related forms
verdancy, noun
verdantly, adverb
unverdant, adjective
unverdantly, adverb
Synonyms
1. lush, grassy.
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British Dictionary definitions for verdancy

verdant

/ˈvɜːdənt/
adjective
1.
covered with green vegetation
2.
(of plants, etc) green in colour
3.
immature or unsophisticated; green
Derived Forms
verdancy, noun
verdantly, adverb
Word Origin
C16: from Old French verdoyant, from verdoyer to become green, from Old French verd green, from Latin viridis, from virēre to be green
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Word Origin and History for verdancy

verdant

adj.

1580s, "green," from Middle French virdeant "becoming green," present participle of Old French verdeiier "become green," from Vulgar Latin *viridiare "grow green, make green," from Latin viridis "green" (see verdure). Related: Verdantly.

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