Verdant

Ver"dant

(?), a. [F. verdoyant, p. pr. of verdoyer to be verdant, to grow green, OF. verdoier, verdeier, fr. verd, vert, green, fr. L. viridis green, fr. virere to be green: cf. OF. verdant verdant, L. viridans, p. pr. of viridare to make green. Cf. Farthingale, Verjuice, Vert.] 1. Covered with growing plants or grass; green; fresh; flourishing; as, verdant fields; a verdant lawn.
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Let the earth
Put forth the verdant grass.
Milton.
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2. Unripe in knowledge or judgment; unsophisticated; raw; green; as, a verdant youth. [Colloq.]
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