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Word of the Day – Verdure

By November 19, 2023Word of the Day

Verdure (noun)

vur-jer

green vegetation, especially grass or herbage.

Verdure entered English around 1250–1300 and comes via Middle English from the Middle French word verd, which means “green.”

Example sentences

“He painted the field with sheep and hedgerow, perfectly capturing the verdure of the scene.”

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