• (British) IPA: /ˈvɜːdjə/
  • (America) IPA: /ˈvɜːdʒɚ/


  1. The greenness of lush or growing vegetation; also: the vegetation itself.
    • 1610, The Tempest, by Shakespeare
      […] now he was / The ivy which had hid my princely trunk, / And suck'd my verdure out on't.
    • 1813, Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice, Modern Library Edition (1995), page 142
      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: A Novel, 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.
  2. (hence) A condition of health and vigour.
Related terms Translations Translations Verb

verdure (verdures, present participle verduring; past and past participle verdured)

  1. (transitive) To cover with verdure.

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