n. literary greenness, verdancy.
Etymology: ME f. OF viriditeacute or L viriditas f. viridis: see VIRIDIAN

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  • Viridity — Vi*rid i*ty, n. [L. viriditas, fr. viridis green: cf. F. viridit[ e]. See {Verdant}.] 1. Greenness; verdure; the color of grass and foliage. [1913 Webster] 2. Freshness; soundness. [Obs.] Evelyn. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • viridity — [və rid′ə tē] n. [ME viridite < MFr viridité < L viriditas < viridis, green] 1. greenness, as of young leaves or grass; verdancy 2. freshness; liveliness …   English World dictionary

  • viridity — noun Etymology: Middle English viridite, from Latin viriditat , viriditas, from viridis Date: 15th century 1. a. the quality or state of being green b. the color of grass or foliage 2. naive innocence …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • viridity — /veuh rid i tee/, n. 1. greenness; verdancy; verdure. 2. youth; innocence; inexperience. [1400 50; late ME < L viriditas, equiv. to viridi(s) green + tas TY2] * * * …   Universalium

  • viridity — noun The state or condition of being virid. Syn: greenness …   Wiktionary

  • viridity — n. Greenness, verdancy, verdure, viridness …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • viridity — vi·rid·i·ty …   English syllables

  • viridity — vi•rid•i•ty [[t]vəˈrɪd ɪ ti[/t]] n. 1) greenness; verdure 2) youth; inexperience • Etymology: 1400–50; late ME < L viriditās=viridi(s) green + tās ty II …   From formal English to slang

  • viridity — /vəˈrɪdəti/ (say vuh riduhtee) noun 1. greenness; verdancy; verdure. 2. inexperience or simplicity. {late Middle English, from Latin viriditas greenness} …  

  • Greenness — (Roget s Thesaurus) < N PARAG:Greenness >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 green green &c. >Adj. Sgm: N 1 blue and yellow blue and yellow Sgm: N 1 vert vert GRP: N 2 Sgm: N 2 emerald emerald verd antique verdigris …   English dictionary for students

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