Definition of verdure in English:

verdure

noun

  • 1Lush green vegetation.

    • ‘The movement doesn't have to be much to tear root and shoot tissue as well as displace roots and dislodge the verdure.’
    • ‘Soon the rivers begin to flow, the ponds and the lakes fill to overflowing, and verdure covers the earth.’
    • ‘My soul was thrilled with the invigorating freshness of the verdure.’
    • ‘The settlement was long abandoned now, reclaimed by the verdure from which it had been carved.’
    • ‘The verdure under him is still green, though crushed.’
    • ‘In fact, my partner, Lance, observed that the lush, manicured verdure through which we were driving looked like it was mown and rolled on a daily basis.’
    • ‘Visitors climbing staircases from the street would enter the park amid the lush verdure.’
    • ‘Instead, they linger in the field of vision on a more or less equal footing with the verdure they border.’
    • ‘Bowling unhindered through the Suffolk verdure, Peel offers a courteous monologue on the local environment.’
    • ‘The bright verdure stands testimony to the still-fertile soil - the river's legacy to Thatta.’
    • ‘In a little time, when the roots of the plant had taken up the moisture, the unsightly blotches began to be extinguished in a living verdure.’
    shrubbery, vegetation, greenery, ground cover, underwood, copsewood, brushwood, brush, scrub, underscrub, cover, covert, thicket, copse, coppice, wood, jungle
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    1. 1.1 The fresh green color of vegetation.
      • ‘My wish is if possible to obtain one of your true American Landscapes - taken on the spot - fresh from Nature in the deep verdure of late Summer.’
      • ‘Natural colours such as sienna, coffee, verdure, burgundy, metal and champagne are chosen as ambient colours.’
      • ‘It is striking and effective, complementing the picturesque Trinity verdure.’
    2. 1.2literary A condition of freshness.
      • ‘What each one of them inwardly pined for, although unable to ascertain it or admit it openly once they had, was the olden days of stellar verdure.’
      • ‘Low-lying nylon-strung verdure cohabited the same space as vocal powwows, a move straight out of the Neutral Milk Hotel gratuity bible.’
      • ‘His music is readily approachable, engaging the heart in pleasant groves of melody all overhung with verdure of lush orchestration.’
      • ‘There's a tremendous sense of growth, richness and verdure.’

Origin

Late Middle English: via French from Old French verd green from Latin viridis.

Pronunciation

verdure

/ˈvərjər/