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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]

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.
    • 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.
  3. Pertaining to herdsmen or peasants.
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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.
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