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adj. also geor·gi·cal (-jĭ-kəl)
Of or relating to agriculture or rural life.
A poem concerning farming or rural life.

[Latin geōrgicus, from Greek geōrgikos, from geōrgos, farmer : geō-, geo- + ergon, work; see werg- in Indo-European roots.]


(Literary & Literary Critical Terms) literary agricultural
(Poetry) a poem about rural or agricultural life
[C16: from Latin geōrgicus, from Greek geōrgikos, from geōrgos farmer, from land, earth + -ourgos, from ergon work]


(ˈdʒɔr dʒɪk)

1. agricultural.
2. a poem on an agricultural theme.
[1505–15; < Latin geōrgicus < Greek geōrgikós=geōrg(ós) husbandman (geō- geo- + -ourgos worker) + -ikos -ic]
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