Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Bright green with or as if with vegetation; verdant.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A bright green colour.
  • adj. Having a bright green colour

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Green.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Green; verdant.

Etymologies

Latin viridis, from virēre, to be green.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From the Latin viridis, from virere ‘to be green’. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • A no-doubt dangerously obtained close-up of a group of children showed them huddled together, some coughing uncontrollably, others retching helplessly, great running sores on their faces, virid blood running from their noses or flecking their parched lips.

    CATALYST OF SORROWS

  • When called to patients in the stage of _Black Vomit_, whether that came on as an early symptom, or at a later stage, _Nit. acid_, _Veratrum virid. _ and _Baptisia_, all at the first dilution, were administered every hour, in rotation, with great success, the symptoms yielding in a few hours.

    An Epitome of the Homeopathic Healing Art Containing the New Discoveries and Improvements to the Present Time

  • Gordon drove with his mind pleasantly vacant, lulled by the monotonous miles of road flickering through his vision, the shifting forms of distant peaks, virid vistas, nearby trees and bushes, all saturated in the slumberous, yellow, summer heat.

    Mountain Blood A Novel

  • How are we fallen \ the virid leaves of hope Sear'd in their prime!

    Tragedies: By Hugh Downman, M.D.

  • FoL fpitbam. alterna, fublyrata, laxa, glabra, fupra virid. fubtus pallida; lacin. ob - long. acutis, ioaequaLter dentat.

    Summa plantarum

  • ,Atque etiam virid; confeftim ejeftos ab hoito i, Mox duram Tubiit vitam plenamque laborif r yyOcclofo paradifo nequis more parentis,

    Analysis operum S.S. patrum et scriptorum ecclesiasticorum

  • FlUm« 8.filiforiii. petalis iongiora, iiaft« qual. inclinata « Ifufco-virid.

    Summa plantarum

  • But vicereversing thereout from those palms of perfection to anger arbour, treerack monatan, scroucely out of scout of ocean, virid with woad, what tornaments of complementary rages rocked the divlun from his punchpoll to his tummy’s shentre as he dis-plaid all the oathword science of his visible disgrace.

    Finnegans Wake

  • Then, while it is odrous comparisoning to the sprangflowers of his burstday which was a virid — able goddinpotty for the reinworms and the charlattinas and all branches of climatitis, it has been such a wanderful noyth untirely, added she, with many regards to Maha’s pranjapansies.

    Finnegans Wake

  • At foU supra difeo eonvexa, magis oHfcure virid* Pedunc, fu "perne minus incraffau.

    Summa plantarum

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  • Most dictionaries do not signify that the meaning "green" for virid is obsolete.

    June 2, 2011