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ver·dant

 (vûr′dnt)
adj.
1. Green with vegetation; covered with green growth.
2. Green in hue.
3. Lacking experience or sophistication; naive.

[French verdoyant, from Old French, present participle of verdoyer, to become green, from Vulgar Latin *viridiāre, from Latin viridis.]

ver′dan·cy n.
ver′dant·ly adv.

verdant

(ˈvɜːdənt)
adj
1. covered with green vegetation
2. (of plants, etc) green in colour
3. immature or unsophisticated; green
[C16: from Old French verdoyant, from verdoyer to become green, from Old French verd green, from Latin viridis, from virēre to be green]
ˈverdancy n
ˈverdantly adv

ver•dant

(ˈvɜr dnt)

adj.
1. green with vegetation; covered with growing plants or grass.
2. of the color green.
3. inexperienced; unsophisticated.
[1575–85]
ver′dan•cy, n.
ver′dant•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.verdant - characterized by abundance of verdure
abundant - present in great quantity; "an abundant supply of water"

verdant

adjective (Literary) green, lush, leafy, grassy, fresh, flourishing a small verdant garden with a view over Paris
Translations
vihreä

verdant

[ˈvɜːdənt] ADJverde

verdant

[ˈvɜːrdənt] (literary) adj (= lush) → verdoyant(e)

verdant

adj (liter)grün

verdant

[ˈvɜːdnt] adj (liter) → verdeggiante
References in classic literature ?
How many visions of a maiden that is No more - no more upon thy verdant slopes
Chief among these latter was a great Sperm Whale, which, after an unusually long raging gale, had been found dead and stranded, with his head against a cocoa-nut tree, whose plumage-like, tufted droopings seemed his verdant jet.
It was two hours, owing to sundry wrong turnings, ere she found herself on a summit commanding the long-sought-for vale, the Valley of the Great Dairies, the valley in which milk and butter grew to rankness, and were produced more profusely, if less delicately, than at her home--the verdant plain so well watered by the river Var or Froom.
Besides this bay the shores of the island are indented by several other extensive inlets, into which descend broad and verdant valleys.
For as this appalling ocean surrounds the verdant land, so in the soul of man there lies one insular Tahiti, full of peace and joy, but encompassed by all the horrors of the half known life.
Do thou, sweet Zephyrus, rising from thy fragrant bed, mount the western sky, and lead on those delicious gales, the charms of which call forth the lovely Flora from her chamber, perfumed with pearly dews, when on the 1st of June, her birth-day, the blooming maid, in loose attire, gently trips it over the verdant mead, where every flower rises to do her homage, till the whole field becomes enamelled, and colours contend with sweets which shall ravish her most.
Still are my children verdant in their first spring, standing nigh one another, and shaken in common by the winds, the trees of my garden and of my best soil.
And now Spring beckons me with verdant hand, And Nature's wealth of eloquence doth win Forth to the fragrant-bowered nectarine, Where my dear friends abide, a careless band.
There is scarcely any rain throughout this time, yet the face of the country is kept fresh and verdant by nightly dews, and occasionally by humid fogs in the mornings.
On all sides -- save to the west, where the sun was about sinking -- arose the verdant walls of the forest.
It was thus, in the midst of rich and verdant landscapes that our travellers passed over the district of Maffatay, and about nine o'clock in the morning reached the southern shore of Lake Tchad.
The Pyncheon Elm, throughout its great circumference, was all alive, and full of the morning sun and a sweet-tempered little breeze, which lingered within this verdant sphere, and set a thousand leafy tongues a-whispering all at once.