from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Freshly green; verdant; covered with verdure, or consisting of it.
- adj. Having youthful or new qualities.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Covered with verdure; clothed with the fresh green of vegetation; verdured; verdant.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Covered with verdnre; clothed with the fresh color of vegetation; verdant: as, verdurous pastures.
Founded in 1684, just one year after its neighbour, Aduana - which faded immediately from prominence - Alamos rose to become the cultural, economic and spiritual centre of this splendid landscape of swooping, verdurous hills and sky-thrusting crags of rock.
God surrounds "delicious Paradise" with a "verdurous wall", enclosing his blessed but vulnerable human couple.
In 2002, at the beginning of his tenure as a F.d governor, he picked two traditional landscapes: "Harvest Scene, New York State" (c. 1859), a rare American subject by the expatriate artist Thomas Hotchkiss, and an untitled romantic view of a verdurous valley by Arthur F. Bellows.
His favorite word is verdurous, his least favorite is mediocre, and his favorite spell is Alahomora.
Keats famously used it in "Ode to a Nightingale" in the line "Through verdurous glooms and winding mossy ways."
I saw part of Radcliffe's episode of "Inside the Actor's Studio," wherein he mentioned that verdurous -- which means "freshly green" or "verdant" (it's seldom used anymore) -- was his favorite word.
Prunes no hedger's bill broad-verging verdurous arbours;
Advised by the U.S. Embassy to depart immediately, I boarded an evacuation flight to Vietnam where I viewed the U.S. forces in and around Saigon for several days before leaving for the calm and verdurous Malay highlands.
I acquire deliberately both knowledge and liking: the acquisition grows into my brain, and the sentiment into my breast; and it is not as the rapid springing produce which, having no root in itself, flourishes verdurous enough for a time, but too soon falls withered away.
Yes, this is the earth; there is no change — no ruin — no rent made in her verdurous expanse; she continues to wheel round and round, with alternate night and day, through the sky, though man is not her adorner or inhabitant.
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