Meaning of verdant in English:

verdant

adjective

  • 1(of countryside) green with grass or other rich vegetation.

    ‘verdant valleys’
    • ‘St. Mary's is not clustered in a village as churches often are but stands alone in the verdant countryside.’
    • ‘She picks that not for it's literary history, as I was expecting, but rather for verdant countryside dotted with sheep.’
    • ‘It is produced in verdant countryside inland from the coast north of the city of Oporto which is known as the Costa Verde or Green Coast.’
    • ‘It is not just youngsters who are flocking to this charming, antique building in a verdant setting.’
    • ‘Glorious shots of the verdant Cuban countryside alternate with graceful, old Spanish cityscapes from Havana.’
    • ‘The couple's Holy Grail was a huge mansion in the verdant English countryside.’
    • ‘Having reached the peak, we got a stunningly beautiful view of the verdant valley below encircled by green hills.’
    • ‘North of Wellington, lushly tucked into the verdant Hutt River valley, lies Upper Hutt, population 36, 660, town of my youth.’
    • ‘From where we stand, we see the vast, verdant Kumaon valley.’
    • ‘The whole expedition was memorable, and I made myself a promise, that I would return to these verdant valleys soon again.’
    • ‘This verdant valley at the meeting point of the Eastern and Western Ghats is bereft of any civic or infrastructure development.’
    • ‘The verdant hills and raised valleys are ideal for its commodes with ample erect telegraph poles to mark its new territorial space.’
    • ‘But don't forget the Northern forests, lakes, beautiful hills and verdant valleys.’
    • ‘Both are straight out of the pages of a racy period novel, with stunning views over a verdant valley where thoroughbreds roam free.’
    • ‘Behind, where the verdant valley dropped away, is a market square, and behind that, a verdant valley.’
    • ‘It's the 1880s, and the West is still a tabula rasa, a never-ending sea of verdant prairies, rolling valleys and panoramic skies.’
    • ‘For an especially breathtaking adventure, hike into Hanakapiai, one of the valleys past verdant, sleepy Hanalei.’
    • ‘Rising from the verdant splendour of the Ukrainian countryside, Zaporozhye looks like a diabolical inferno; a city on fire.’
    • ‘Tiny houses were strung out along our route, framed in their verdant patch of coffee, banana and vegetables.’
    • ‘Before my gaze was a misty, lush forest, falling away in steep slopes and verdant levels to a hidden valley below.’
    green, leafy, grassy, grass-covered
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    1. 1.1Of the bright green colour of lush grass.
      ‘a deep, verdant green’
      ‘a serving of hideously verdant mushy peas’
      • ‘The deciduous forest patch was at its best after the monsoon showers, the grass a verdant green.’
      • ‘I watched them waft in the breeze before settling gracefully into the verdant green grass between my boots.’
      • ‘Then Las Alpujarras - the name is thought to derive from the Arabic for ‘high green place’ - are lush and verdant.’
      • ‘Lush colors of dark purple with a mix of verdant green had formed a unique combination of shades on his body.’
      • ‘Instead of verdant green, I'm a glow-in-the-dark sickly pale, bearing only the beginnings of undeveloped fruit and struggling to survive.’
      • ‘Pines and cypresses of verdant green, cliffside waterfalls and springs are all clearly seen.’
      • ‘Looking into the mirror, he could hardly see the bright verdant eyes underneath his maze of zigzagging blonde hair.’
      • ‘His bright verdant eyes widened in fear and panic as our hands suddenly lost contact.’
      • ‘The material is coarse and rough, the fabric verdant and winter green.’
      • ‘I was shown some pretty wild examples of barreled actions in canary yellow, light burgundy, and verdant green!’
      • ‘Greens are verdant and jade, while blues blend in various cobalt combinations.’
      • ‘Visitors today see a green and verdant forest on the slopes of Mount Tom and assume it has always been that way.’
      • ‘Whatever happened to the colourful and verdant front gardens of old?’
      • ‘The day I saw it, at close quarters, it was perfect - dense, even, verdant grass, not a mark on it apart from the statutory white ones.’
      • ‘Did I realise that the little valleys of that region are so verdant because it rains every day?’

Origin

Late 16th century perhaps from Old French verdeant, present participle of verdoier ‘be green’, based on Latin viridis ‘green’.

Pronunciation

verdant

/ˈvəːd(ə)nt/