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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.]
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1. of or characteristic of the countryside or country life; rustic
2. of or relating to shepherds; pastoral
3. (Literary & Literary Critical Terms) (sometimes plural) a pastoral poem, often in the form of a dialogue
4. a rustic; farmer or shepherd
[C16: from Latin būcolicus, from Greek boukolikos, from boukolos cowherd, from bous ox]
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1. of or pertaining to shepherds; pastoral.
2. of, pertaining to, or suggesting an idyllic rural life.n.
3. a pastoral poem.
[1525–35; < Latin būcolicus < Greek boukolikós rustic, derivative of boukól(os) herdsman]
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|Noun||1.||bucolic - a country person |
rustic - an unsophisticated country person
|2.||bucolic - a short poem descriptive of rural or pastoral life|
pastoral - a literary work idealizing the rural life (especially the life of shepherds)
|Adj.||1.||bucolic - (used with regard to idealized country life) idyllically rustic; "a country life of arcadian contentment"; "a pleasant bucolic scene"; "charming in its pastoral setting"; "rustic tranquility"|
rural - living in or characteristic of farming or country life; "rural people"; "large rural households"; "unpaved rural roads"; "an economy that is basically rural"
|2.||bucolic - relating to shepherds or herdsmen or devoted to raising sheep or cattle; "pastoral seminomadic people"; "pastoral land"; "a pastoral economy"|
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adjective rustic, country, rural, agricultural, pastoral, agrarian, agrestic the bucolic surroundings of Chantilly
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bucolic[bjuːˈkɒlɪk] adj (= rustic) [setting, scene] → pastoral; [poetry, poet, literature] → bucolique
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005
adj (liter) → bukolisch (liter)
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bucolic[bjuːˈkɒlɪk] adj (liter) → bucolico/a, pastorale
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