Definition of greenery in English:

greenery

noun

  • [mass noun] Green foliage, growing plants, or vegetation.

    • ‘The precious greenery around the city must be protected at all costs.’
    • ‘Wearing leather gloves for protection, cut sprigs of greenery and bunch them up.’
    • ‘Lizards with bright blue tails scuttled out of our way, taking cover among the thorn bushes and cactus that were the only greenery.’
    • ‘If the weather is like this tomorrow I plan to take a drive into the peak district and see some greenery.’
    • ‘A month ago I decided my office needed a bit of greenery and brought it from home to put in my office windowsill.’
    • ‘The outlying islands of the lagoon offer some things that are in short supply in Venice: space, calm and greenery.’
    • ‘Sooner than you realize, birds will start chirping and there will be greenery all around.’
    • ‘In addition, all that greenery depends on a lot of rain - as much as 300 in a year in parts.’
    • ‘It is hoped the new greenery will increase the number of heron, water voles and kingfishers that have already been found there.’
    • ‘Every town must have oases of greenery where children can run and play and other leisure activities can take place.’
    • ‘In spring, the rains bring with them more than 2,000 species of wild desert flowers and greenery.’
    • ‘Almost 70 percent of the resort is covered with tropical greenery and rice terraces.’
    • ‘The new practice will be built around a glass central courtyard, which will be planted with shrubs and greenery.’
    • ‘The roads in Delhi are wide, the buildings nice and there is a lot of greenery in some parts.’
    • ‘A mist lightly dusts the thick greenery of the trees that cover the surrounding hills.’
    • ‘Infact I live right on the outskirts of the city and am pretty much surrounded by trees and greenery.’
    • ‘Cllr Ronson said Bolton had a very attractive town centre but added that she would like to see more greenery.’
    • ‘Mr Hall said he and his wife wanted to escape their London flat to somewhere with some greenery and space.’
    • ‘Concern was voiced that greenery along the roads would be damaged by the work.’
    • ‘Tidy up winter containers by deadheading violas and cyclamen and removing dead leaves from ivy and other greenery.’
    foliage, vegetation, plants, green, leaves, leafage, undergrowth, plant life, flora
    herbage, verdure, frondescence
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Pronunciation

greenery

/ˈɡriːn(ə)ri/