greenery vs verdure what difference

what is difference between greenery and verdure

English

Etymology

green +‎ -ery

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈɡɹiːnəɹi/
  • Rhymes: -iːnəɹi

Noun

greenery (usually uncountable, plural greeneries)

  1. Green foliage or verdure.
  2. Foliage used as decoration.
  3. (slang) Marijuana.
    Synonyms: see Thesaurus:marijuana

Translations

See also

  • vegetation


English

Etymology

From Middle English verdure, from Old French verdure.

Pronunciation

  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈvɜːd͡ʒə/, /ˈvɜːdjə/
  • (General American) IPA(key): /ˈvɝd͡ʒɚ/
  • Rhymes: -ɜː(ɹ)dʒə(ɹ)
  • Homophone: verger (one pronunciation)
  • Hyphenation: ver‧dure

Noun

verdure (countable and uncountable, plural verdures)

  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.
    • 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. (by extension) A condition of health and vigour.

Related terms

  • verdant
  • verdurous

Translations

Verb

verdure (third-person singular simple present verdures, present participle verduring, simple past and past participle verdured)

  1. (transitive) To cover with verdure.

Derived terms

  • reverdure

Dutch

Verb

verdure

  1. (archaic) singular present subjunctive of verduren

French

Etymology

vert +‎ -ure

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /vɛʁ.dyʁ/
  • Rhymes: -yʁ

Noun

verdure f (plural verdures)

  1. verdure, greenness

Further reading

  • “verdure” in Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).

Italian

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /verˈdu.re/
  • Rhymes: -ure

Noun

verdure f pl

  1. plural of verdura

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