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- n. the state of being verdant
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The quality or state of being verdant.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The state or quality of being verdant; greenness.
- n. Rawness; inexperience; liability to be deceived: as, the verdancy of youth.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the lush appearance of flourishing vegetation
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(It's better in person — the palette actually tends towards an uncanny glowing verdancy.)
But if the verdancy of the hedges doesn't quite meet visual standards, then a home inspection is warranted?
There were springs everywhere underground here; they accounted for part of the verdancy, part of the humidity, and were doubtless under pressure thanks to the large body of water nearby.
The thorny verdancy of geranium, the rootiness of vetiver, the dirtiness of patchouli, the rich sharpness of oak moss are tamed and softened by the mouthwatering vanilla and citruses coated in cinnamon sugar...the rose is caught in-between the two streams, benefiting from both, wild and delicate, green and honeyed, spicy and silky-smooth all at once.
As the composition progresses, however, and the herbal greenness of basil and rosemary and the earthy verdancy of vetiver become apparent, the blend becomes significantly more interesting.
For a little while, there is something delicately peppery in this verdancy.
Not just the green moist verdancy of a conservatory, but redolent of spices and flowers.
Here, its candied herbaciousness serves to highlight, on the one hand, the sweet balsamic quality brought by sandalwood and patchouli and, on the other, the bright aromatic verdancy of basil and the almost camphoraceous chilliness of sage.
In fact it smells like Chanel No 19 would if a generous dose of tuberose was added to it, to soften and sweeten its wonderful raw, earthy verdancy.
Whether naked and exposed, a labrynth of black branches in contrast to a snowy landscape, blushing red with the swelling of buds in the the very early spring, fully dressed in the verdancy of summer, or in their brightly coloured autumn pyjamas almost ready to go back to sleep.
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