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- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈvɜːd͡ʒə/, /ˈvɜːdjə/
Audio (Southern England) (file)
- (General American) IPA(key): /ˈvɝd͡ʒɚ/
- Rhymes: -ɜː(ɹ)dʒə(ɹ)
- Homophone: verger (one pronunciation)
- Hyphenation: ver‧dure
- The greenness of lush or growing vegetation; also: the vegetation itself.
- 1610–1611, William Shakespeare, “The Tempest”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies […] (First Folio), London: […] Isaac Iaggard, and Ed[ward] Blount, published 1623, OCLC 606515358, (please specify the act number in uppercase Roman numerals, and the scene number in lowercase Roman numerals):
- […] now he was / The ivy which had hid my princely trunk, / And suck'd my verdure out on't.
- 1813 January 27, [Jane Austen], Pride and Prejudice, volume (please specify |volume=I to III), London: […] [George Sidney] for T[homas] Egerton […], OCLC 38659585:
- The five weeks which she had now passed in Kent had made a great difference in the country, and every day was adding to the verdure of the early trees.
- 1912 January, Zane Grey, chapter 1, in Riders of the Purple Sage […], New York, N.Y.; London: Harper & Brothers Publishers, OCLC 6868219:
- To her belonged Amber Spring, the water which gave verdure and beauty to the village and made living possible on that wild purple upland waste.
- 1952, Norman Lewis, Golden Earth:
- Through the brazen hours that followed high noon, we crept onwards through a tunnel of glittering verdure.
- (by extension) A condition of health and vigour.
condition of health and vigour
- (transitive) To cover with verdure.
verdure f (plural verdures)
- → Romanian: verdură
- “verdure”, in Trésor de la langue française informatisé [Digitized Treasury of the French Language], 2012.
verdure f pl
- plural of