virid

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Etymology 1[edit]

From Latin viridis, from vireō (I am green).

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Noun[edit]

virid (plural virids)

  1. (rare) A virid colour.
    • 1991, Doris Mary Stenton, English Society in the Early Middle Ages, Penguin Books, page 173:
      In January 1208 the king ordered for a chaplain a robe of virid or burnet with a hood of coney skin ‘like our other chaplains’, []
    • 1994, Paul U. Unschuld, Learn to Read Chinese, volume 1, Paradigm Publications, page 249:
      (Among the colors) the five types of virid, red, yellow, white, and black are distinguished; []
    • 2013, Coleman Barks, Hummingbird Sleep: Poems, 2009-2011[1], page 82:
      virid, a dangerously alive green

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virid (comparative more virid, superlative most virid)

  1. Green, verdant.
    • 1858, James Macpherson, The Highlander, Canto IV, page 52,
      The palace here, and there a virid mound, / Confine a flow'ry spot of grassy ground.
    • 1929, James Branch Cabell, Chivalry, 2006, page 135,
      Virid fields would heave brownly under their ploughs; they would find that with practice it was almost as easy to chuckle as it was to cringe.
    • 1977, Angela Carter, The Passion of New Eve
      His protruberant eyeballs were veined with red like certain kinds of rare marble. He urged me to meditate upon the virid line of the whirling universe.
    • 1980, Joseph Needham, Ho Ping-Yu editor, Science and Civilisation in China, volume 5:
      As to the regulation of the fire, if it is too hot the colour of the flowers will be yellow; if it is too cold the colour of the flowers will be virid or purple [] .
    • 1985, Paul Ulrich Unschuld, Medicine in China: A History of Ideas, page 297:
      If the skin around the eyes and on the forehead has taken on a slightly virid hue, the lips have turned virid, and the face yellow treatment is still possible. [] If, however, the color is a deeply virid or even black and if the face is sometimes yellow and sometimes white, the liver has already suffered irreparable harm.
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Etymology 2[edit]

From virus +‎ -id or from Translingual viridae (a grouping of viruses), from virus +‎ -idae, from Latin virus (poison)

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virid (plural virids)

  1. (usually in the plural) Any of a group of related viruses.