Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Green with vegetation; covered with green growth.
  • adjective Green in hue.
  • adjective Lacking experience or sophistication; naive.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Green; fresh; covered with growing plants or grass: as, verdant fields; a verdant lawn.
  • Green in knowledge; simple by reason of inexperience; inexperienced; unsophisticated; raw; green.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Covered with growing plants or grass; green; fresh; flourishing
  • adjective colloq. Unripe in knowledge or judgment; unsophisticated; raw; green.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Green in colour.
  • adjective Abundant in verdure; lush with vegetation.
  • adjective Fresh.
  • adjective A Symbol of Environmentalism.
  • adjective Inexperienced.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective characterized by abundance of verdure

Etymologies

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

[French verdoyant, from Old French, present participle of verdoyer, to become green, from Vulgar Latin *viridiāre, from Latin viridis.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From Middle French verdoyant, from Old French verb verdier, verdoier, from vert ("green"), from Vulgar Latin *virdis, from Latin viridis.

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  • green with vegetation; covered with growing plants or grass

    December 1, 2007

  • I only wish to expand on the connotation that this word carries for me. I use it to refer to a vegetative landscape in a light spring or summer shower. The plants look gorgeous and lush because the the central vacuole is swollen with water.

    March 14, 2008