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vert

[vurt] /vɜrt/
noun
1.
English Forest Law.
  1. vegetation bearing green leaves in a forest and capable of serving as a cover for deer.
  2. the right to cut such vegetation.
2.
Heraldry. the tincture, or color, green.
adjective
3.
Heraldry. of the tincture green:
a lion vert.
Origin
late Middle English
1400-1450
1400-50; late Middle English verte < Anglo-French, Middle French vert, verd < Latin viridis green, equivalent to vir(ēre) to be green + -idis, apparently irregular for -idus -id4
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British Dictionary definitions for vertest

vert

/vɜːt/
noun
1.
(English legal history)
  1. the right to cut green wood in a forest
  2. the wood itself
2.
(heraldry)
  1. the colour green
  2. (as adjective, usually postpositive): a table vert
Word Origin
C15: from Old French verd, from Latin viridis green, from virēre to grow green
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Word Origin and History for vertest

vert

n.

mid-15c., from Anglo-French, Old French vert, from Latin viridem, viridis "green" (see verdure).

v.

"to turn in some direction," 1570s, from Latin vertere (see versus).

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