verdurous c.1600, from VERDURE (Cf. verdure) + -OUS (Cf. -ous).

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  • Verdurous — Ver dur*ous, a. Covered with verdure; clothed with the fresh green of vegetation; verdured; verdant; as, verdurous pastures. Milton. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • verdurous — [vʉr′jər əs] adj. 1. covered with or consisting of verdure 2. of or characteristic of verdure …   English World dictionary

  • verdurous — adjective a) Freshly green; verdant; covered with verdure, or consisting of it. The hill was blanketed in verdurous grasses. b) Having youthful or new qualities. The verdurous pasture... See Also: verdant …   Wiktionary

  • verdurous — adjective see verdure …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • verdurous — verdurousness, n. /verr jeuhr euhs/, adj. 1. rich in verdure; freshly green; verdant. 2. covered with verdure, as places. 3. consisting of verdure. 4. of, pertaining to, or characteristic of verdure. [1595 1605; VERDURE + OUS] * * * …   Universalium

  • verdurous — ver·dur·ous …   English syllables

  • verdurous — /ˈvɜdʒərəs/ (say verjuhruhs) adjective 1. rich in verdure or fresh greenness, as vegetation. 2. covered with verdure or green vegetation, as places. 3. consisting of verdure. 4. relating to or characteristic of verdure. –verdurousness, noun …   Australian English dictionary

  • verdurous — jərəs adjective : clothed with the fresh green of vegetation : verdured, verdant …   Useful english dictionary

  • Greenness — (Roget s Thesaurus) < N PARAG:Greenness >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 green green &c. >Adj. Sgm: N 1 blue and yellow blue and yellow Sgm: N 1 vert vert GRP: N 2 Sgm: N 2 emerald emerald verd antique verdigris …   English dictionary for students

  • verdure — noun Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo French, from verd green Date: 14th century 1. the greenness of growing vegetation; also such vegetation itself 2. a condition of health and vigor • verdurous adjective …   New Collegiate Dictionary