verdureless

verdure

[vur-jer]
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; Middle English < Middle French, equivalent to verd green (see vert) + -ure -ure

verdured, adjective
verdureless, adjective
unverdured, adjective
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verdure (ˈvɜːdʒə)
 
n
1.  flourishing green vegetation or its colour
2.  a condition of freshness or healthy growth
 
[C14: from Old French verd green, from Latin viridis]
 
'verdured
 
adj
 
'verdurous
 
adj

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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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