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green·er·y

 (grē′nə-rē)
n. pl. green·er·ies
1.
a. Green foliage; verdure.
b. Such foliage used for decoration.
2. A place where plants are grown.

greenery

(ˈɡriːnərɪ)
n, pl -ries
(Botany) green foliage or vegetation, esp when used for decoration

green•er•y

(ˈgri nə ri)

n., pl. -er•ies.
1. green foliage or vegetation; verdure.
2. greens used for decoration.
3. a place where green plants are grown.
[1790–1800]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.greenery - green foliagegreenery - green foliage        
foliage, leaf, leafage - the main organ of photosynthesis and transpiration in higher plants

greenery

noun flora, plants, foliage, vegetation They've ordered a bit of greenery to brighten up the hospital.
Translations

greenery

[ˈgriːnərɪ] Nfollaje m

greenery

[ˈgriːnəri] nverdure f

greenery

nGrün nt; (= foliage)grünes Laub, grüne Zweige pl

greenery

[ˈgriːnərɪ] nverde m
References in classic literature ?
With the ivy behind her, the sunlight drifting through the trees and dappling her long blue cloak, and her nice fresh face smiling across the greenery she was rather like a softly colored illustration in one of Colin'S books.
From this I was aroused, after I know not how long, by a rustling amidst the greenery on the other side of the stream.
Here and there among the greenery were palace-like buildings, but the house and the cottage, which form such characteristic features of our own English landscape, had disappeared.
I have already spoken of the great palaces dotted about among the variegated greenery, some in ruins and some still occupied.
A soldier thrust a stave within a few feet of them, grunted discontentedly, pulled it up again, conferred with his companion, who looked up and down the shaded cave of greenery, and returned it.
The greenery and the high presences of the trees surrounded her as if they stood forth at her coming.
The clear spring morning, the scent of the moist earth, the fresh leaves just showing their creased-up wealth of greenery from out their half-opened sheaths, seemed part of the cheerfulness she was feeling from a long conversation with Mr.
He caught up a coconut calabash attached to the end of a stick of bamboo, dipped into the greenery of ferns, and presented to Jerry the calabash brimming with the precious water.
Near to the pathway lay a long clump of greenery, and from behind this there stuck straight up into the air four human legs clad in parti-colored hosen, yellow and black.
In the middle of this plain is the oasis of birdcherries and greenery where I spend my happy days, and in the middle of the oasis is the gray stone house with many gables where I pass my reluctant nights.
Where the bed of the canyon became impossible, she came upon what she was sure was a deer path that skirted the steep side and was a tunnel through the close greenery.
The tiny white cur tains and the greenery of flower pots behind the glass completed the resemblance.