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Verdant

verdant

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.

Origin: 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.


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