verdant

[vur-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:
1575–85; verd(ure) + -ant

verdancy, noun
verdantly, adverb
unverdant, adjective
unverdantly, adverb


1. lush, grassy.
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verdant (ˈvɜːdənt)
 
adj
1.  covered with green vegetation
2.  (of plants, etc) green in colour
3.  immature or unsophisticated; green
 
[C16: from Old French verdoyant, from verdoyer to become green, from Old French verd green, from Latin viridis, from virēre to be green]
 
'verdancy
 
n
 
'verdantly
 
adv

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verdant
1581, "green," from M.Fr. virdeant "becoming green," prp. of O.Fr. verdeiier "become green," from V.L. *viridiare "grow green, make green," from L. viridis "green" (see verdure).
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Example sentences
Still, the lush cover photography of a verdant table setting and a bowl of
  farm-fresh eggs drew me in.
The countryside is lush, with rolling hills, and tea bushes nestled under
  verdant green trees.
Their home is perched high on a green hillside, and from the back the ground
  plunges into a verdant valley of palm branches.
Spring is so brief that a matter of days can be the difference between
  hillsides looking drab and brown versus verdant and green.
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