V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary



Definition: 1. covered with green vegetation; 2. green in color

Synonyms: green, blooming, fresh, grassy, flourishing, lush, leafy

Antonyms: barren, brown

Tips: Verdant is derived from the Middle French virdeant, which means "becoming green." Verdant is used to describe things covered in lush green foliage or vegetation. It is also a literary term to describe someone who lacks experience or sophistication--someone who is "green."

Usage Examples:

Jane often reminisced about the rolling, verdant hills of her childhood ranch in Oklahoma. (green, grassy, lush)

My favorite part of our trip to South America was observing the beautiful wildlife of its verdant jungles. (grassy, leafy, green)

Her verdant, landscaped yard was nearly destroyed by last year's drought. (blooming, flourishing, lush)

The cows and sheep grazed in the verdant countryside. (grassy, lush)

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