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English

Etymology

From Old French verdure.

Noun

Singular
verdure

Plural
-

verdure (-)
  1. A condition of health and vigour.
  2. The greenness of lush or growing vegetation; also: the vegetation itself.
    • 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.

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French

Etymology

verd + -ure

Noun

verdure f.

  1. verdure, greenness

Italian

Noun

verdure f. pl.

  1. plural of verdura

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