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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.]
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(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]
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(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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References in periodicals archive ?
Although the early Royal Society had a 'Georgical [agricultural, or rural] Committee' of which Evelyn was a member, he nonetheless felt the need to defend his study of 'sallets' and pot-herbs on political, moral and scientific grounds.
Withers, 'A Neglected Scottish Agriculturalist: the "Georgical Lectures" and Agricultural Writings of the Revd Dr John Walker, 1731-1803', Agricultural History Re-view, 33 (1985), 13246; S.
(10.) As James Sambrook notes in his introduction to The Seasons (Oxford: Clarendon, 1981), "Thomson's loose linking of episodes, descriptions, and reflections along the narrative thread of a farmer's year from spring ploughing to winter sports is georgical" (xxiv-xxv).