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Part of speech: adjective
Origin: French, late 16th century


  1. Bright green in hue

  2. Green due to lush, growing vegetation

  3. Inexperienced or fresh

Examples of “verdant” in a sentence:

“The verdant trees and plants of the Amazon rainforest are stunningly beautiful."
"Living in a drab city, I long for the verdant pastures of the countryside."

Example of “verdant” in literature:

From Neil Gaiman's Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophesies of Agnes Nutter, Witch:

In addition to which, every couple of months Crowley would pick out a plant that was growing too slowly, or succumbing to leaf-wilt, or browning, or just didn't look quite as good as the others, and he would carry it around to all the plants. "Say goodbye to your friend," he'd say to them. "He just couldn't cut it..."

Then he would leave the flat with the offending plant, and return an hour or so later with a large empty flower pot, which he would leave somewhere conspicuously around the flat.

The plants were the most luxurious, verdant, and beautiful in London. Also the most terrified.