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1. Of or characteristic of the countryside or its people; rustic. See Synonyms at rural.
2. Of or characteristic of shepherds or flocks; pastoral.
1. A pastoral poem.
2. A farmer or shepherd; a rustic.

[Latin būcolicus, pastoral, from Greek boukolikos, from boukolos, cowherd : bous, cow; see gwou- in Indo-European roots + -kolos, herdsman; see kwel- in Indo-European roots.]

bu·col′i·cal·ly adv.


[bjuːˈkɒlɪklɪ] adv (liter) → bucolicamente
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As imaginative as it is bucolically beautiful, the portfolio of properties is being divided into 11 lots, though it could be bought in its entirety for PS9,470,000.
With his art school background, love of the traditional countryside (he even started planting his own forest near Dorsington, initially called The Forest of Dennis, now known as the Heart of England Forest) and a fortune made from his magazine company, Dennis Publishing, it is no wonder that he crafted a home as imaginative as it is bucolically beautiful.
The bucolically named Sanctuary Park Alien Relocation Camp continues in the fine tradition of such South African euphemisms as the Representation of Natives Act (1936; further reduces black suffrage, thereby not letting them be represented) or the Bantu Education Act (1953; enforces separate and unequal instruction, rather than promoting education).