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Wednesday, November 08, 2006

agrestic

\uh-GRES-tik\ , adjective;
1.
Pertaining to fields or the country; rural; rustic.
Quotes:
The funniest and most agrestic of all his paintings were, undoubtedly, the cows.
-- Robert Hughes, "An Outlaw Who Loved Laws", Time, July 26, 1993
Grass plants possess an agrestic simplicity that probably connects them, at some level of mind, with wholesome grain and the restorative country life.
-- George Schen, The Complete Shade Gardener
Origin:
Agrestic is from agrestis, from ager, "field." It is related to agriculture.
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