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Webster 1913 Edition


Verdant

Ver′dant

,
Adj.
[F.
verdoyant
, p. pr. of
verdoyer
to be verdant, to grow green, OF.
verdoier
,
verdeier
, fr.
verd
,
vert
, green, fr. L.
viridis
green, fr.
virere
to be green: cf. OF.
verdant
verdant, L.
viridans
, p. pr. of
viridare
to make green. Cf.
Farthingale
,
Verjuice
,
Vert
.]
1.
Covered with growing plants or grass; green; fresh; flourishing;
as,
verdant
fields; a
verdant
lawn.
Let the earth
Put forth the
verdant
grass.
Milton.
2.
Unripe in knowledge or judgment; unsophisticated; raw; green;
as, a
verdant
youth
.
[Colloq.]

Webster 1828 Edition


Verdant

VER'DANT

,
Adj.
[L. vividans, from viridis, from vireo, to be green.] The radical sense of the verb is to grow or advance with strength.]
1.
Green; fresh; covered with growing plants or grass; as verdant fields; a verdant lawn.
2.
Flourishing.

Definition 2022


verdant

verdant

English

Adjective

verdant (comparative more verdant, superlative most verdant)

  1. Green in colour.
  2. Abundant in verdure; lush with vegetation.
    • 1796, Francois Le Vaillant, New Travels into the Interior Parts of Africa By Way of the Cape of Good Hope in the Years 1783, 84 and 85, G.G. And J. Robinson, page 224
      It was a verdant and delightful valley, watered by a rivulet ...
    • 1818, Mary Shelley, chapter 6, in Frankenstein:
      A serene sky and verdant fields filled me with ecstasy.
  3. Fresh.
  4. A Symbol of Environmentalism.
    i.e. Verdant Magazine, Verdant Living, & Verdant Power all promote sustainability and living green
  5. Inexperienced.
    a verdant youth from the interior of Connecticut
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