Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A plantation of trees; a pleasure-garden.
“The physician visited the sick, the convalescent made his first attempt, leaning on a friendly arm, to walk from his bedroom to the "viridarium," and alms were given and received.”
“Citra aquam, viridarium plantavit maximum et pulcherrimum, floribus odoriferis et suavibus plenum, &c. 6403.”
“Potum quendam dedit quo inescatus, et gravi sopore oppressus, in viridarium interim ducebatur, &c. 6404.”
“The _verger_, or _viridarium_, was practically a fruit garden, as it is to-day, with perhaps a generous sprinkling of flowers and aromatic plants.”
“The viridarium, or xystus, surrounded with spacious porticoes, was once filled with the choicest flowers, and refreshed by the grateful murmur of two fountains.”
“The space mounting the hill in a northerly direction was enclosed by a wall and served as a garden (viridarium, vigna).”
“When he left his room the brooding heat that filled the house struck him as peculiarly oppressive, and a painful feeling, closely resembling shame, stole over him as he crossed the viridarium, and glanced at the grass from which -- thanks to Paula's ill-meant warning -- he had carefully brushed away his foot-marks before daybreak.”
“At any rate you must go through the vestibule; you cannot miss your way out of the viridarium.”
“He fled across the viridarium like a coward, running across the poor, well-kept grass-plot to save time, and vanished upstairs in the dwelling-rooms.”
“Uplifted, carried away by these thoughts, he had reached the viridarium.”
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