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EtymologyEdit

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

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  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈvɝ.dənt/
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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[1]:
      A serene sky and verdant fields filled me with ecstasy.
  3. Fresh.
  4. Inexperienced.
    a verdant youth from the interior of Connecticut
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