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verdure

[vur-jer] /ˈvɜr dʒər/
noun
1.
greenness, especially of fresh, flourishing vegetation.
2.
green vegetation, especially grass or herbage.
3.
freshness in general; flourishing condition; vigor.
Origin
1250-1300
1250-1300; Middle English < Middle French, equivalent to verd green (see vert) + -ure -ure
Related forms
verdured, adjective
verdureless, adjective
unverdured, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for verdured

verdure

/ˈvɜːdʒə/
noun
1.
flourishing green vegetation or its colour
2.
a condition of freshness or healthy growth
Derived Forms
verdured, adjective
verdurous, adjective
Word Origin
C14: from Old French verd green, from Latin viridis
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Word Origin and History for verdured
verdure
c.1300, "fresh green color," from O.Fr. verdure "greenness," from verd, variant of vert "green," from L. viridis (cf. Sp., It. verde), related to virere "be green," of unknown origin. Perhaps ult. from a root meaning "growing plant" and cognate with Lith. veisti "propagate," O.N. visir "bud, sprout," O.E. wise "sprout, stalk, etc." Meaning "green plants, vegetation" is attested from c.1400.
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