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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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the quality or condition of being green, as the condition of being covered with green plants or grass or inexperience attributable to youth. — verdant, adj.
See also: Color
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.verdancy - the lush appearance of flourishing vegetationverdancy - the lush appearance of flourishing vegetation
profuseness, profusion, richness, cornucopia - the property of being extremely abundant; "the profusion of detail"; "the idiomatic richness of English"
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She was playing a game; she was not simply taking pity on his aesthetic verdancy. What was it she expected to win?
He remarked that Somalis are always attracted to green when looking for a photographic backdrop, perhaps reflecting the importance of verdancy for Somali pastoralists.
A healthy amount of verdancy is set to cover the convergence areas of the six buildings and those around it.
When Tserenbaabuu's wife gave birth to their first daughter, they chose the name Yun Mengsha, containing strokes for "grass", a Chinese character meaning verdancy, vigor and hope.
The railway takes you from London through the flat, fertile, verdancy of some of the country's most productive farmland and somewhere, perhaps halfway between the great cathedral cities of Ely and Norwich, one alights at Thetford.
IN A NATIONAL PARK AS OLD AS YOSEMITE and twice the size of New York City's Central Park, walkers, runners and cyclists witness an annual transformation as the stark topography of Rock Creek Park's winter landscape surrenders to the verdancy of early spring.
"Verdancy in wines really helps pair them with these ripe, green elements."
A couple of Parmesan crisps were very skillfully made and a garnish of rocket leaves added colour and pepper verdancy.
Careri explicitly claims that Iranian could not live in villages where there is no flowing water therefore he supposes the greenery and verdancy of Persian villages are owed to current flowing waters.
Enjoy the season of verdancy, both in the landscape and on your table.
As reservoirs of nature and verdancy, parks offer people a chance to get back in touch with nature, that has been scientifically proven to provide physical, mental and emotional benefits to people.