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  • (UK) enPR: byo͞okŏʹlĭk, IPA(key): /bjuːˈkɒlɪk/
  • (US) enPR: byo͞okäʹlĭk, IPA(key): /bjuˈkɑlɪk/
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  • Rhymes: -ɒlɪk
  • Hyphenation: bu‧col‧ic

Etymology 1[edit]

Borrowed from Latin būcolicus, from Ancient Greek βουκολικός (boukolikós, rustic, pastoral; meter used by pastoral poets, literally pertaining to cowherds).


bucolic (comparative more bucolic, superlative most bucolic)

  1. Rustic, pastoral, country-styled.
    The countryside was filled with charming, bucolic scenery, complete with rolling hills, fields of wildflowers, and quaint farmhouses.
    • 2012, Andrew Martin, Underground Overground: A passenger's history of the Tube, Profile Books, →ISBN, page 71:
      A couple of years later the Metropolitan had reached its own most northerly point, Verney Junction, which was as bucolic as it sounds.
  2. Relating to the pleasant aspects of rustic country life.
    The cozy bed and breakfast was located in a picturesque, bucolic setting, offering guests a chance to escape the city and enjoy the simple pleasures of the countryside.
  3. Pertaining to herdsmen or peasants.
    Their traditional clothing and simple way of life reflected their bucolic roots as a community of shepherds and farmers.
    • 1992, Robert Gibbons, A Primer in Game Theory, Prentice-Hall, page 27:
      Here we consider a bucolic example.
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Etymology 2[edit]

From Latin būcolicum, neuter substantive of būcolicus.


bucolic (plural bucolics)

  1. A pastoral poem.
  2. A rustic, peasant.
See also[edit]



Borrowed from French bucolique, from Latin bucolicus.


bucolic m or n (feminine singular bucolică, masculine plural bucolici, feminine and neuter plural bucolice)

  1. bucolic