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verdant

ver·dant

verdant

 
 
pronunciation:
vuhr dnt
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: covered with vegetation.
similar words:
green, lush
definition 2: green.
The red and yellow of the leaves on the trees contrasted prettily with the verdant grass on the hills.
similar words:
green
derivations: verdantly (adv.), verdancy (n.)
Word Parts
The word verdant contains the following parts:
verd Latin root that means green
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synonyms:
chlor, chloro
 
-ant, -ent Latin adjective- and noun-forming suffix that means In nouns: one who or that which does the action denoted by the base verb.
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The suffix -ant , -ent forms adjectives and, to a much lesser extent, nouns from Latin verb stems such as fid in confident and stud in student . This suffix is the equivalent in Latin of the "-ing" inflection in English. Many adjectives ending in -ant , -ent have a corresponding noun ending in -ance, -ence, -ancy, -ency.