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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.
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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
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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.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.verdant - characterized by abundance of verdure
abundant - present in great quantity; "an abundant supply of water"
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verdant

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

verdant

[ˈvɜːdənt] ADJverde
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verdant

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

adj (liter)grün
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verdant

[ˈvɜːdnt] adj (liter) → verdeggiante
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References in classic literature ?
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.