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Sunday, September 13, 2009

Definitions for bucolic

  1. of, pertaining to, or suggesting an idyllic rural life.
  2. of or pertaining to shepherds; pastoral.
  3. a pastoral poem.

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Citations for bucolic
She and Blaine took the train to Princeton to look for an apartment, and she was struck by the town itself, the greenness, the peace and grace of it… "It was almost bucolic then. I visited and thought it was beautiful but I just couldn't see myself actually going there." Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Americanah, 2013
Her eyes were keen and grey as a windy April sky, and so far from having been seared by calcium lights, you might have fancied they had never looked on anything less bucolic than growing fields and country fairs. Willa Cather, "Flavia and Her Artists," The Troll Garden, 1905
Origin of bucolic
Bucolic comes from the Greek word for "herdsman," boukólos. It entered English in the mid-1500s.