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Dec 2, 2015
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gramarye
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viridity
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viridity
Illustration: Leah Palmer Preiss

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viridity

PRONUNCIATION:
(vi-RID-i-tee)

MEANING:
noun: 1. The quality or state of being green. 2. Youthful innocence.

ETYMOLOGY:
From Latin viridis (green). Earliest documented use: 1430.

USAGE:
“Penobscot Bay shimmered blue against the viridity of the forested hills in a true postcard moment.”
Mary Ann Anderson; Of Moose and Men: Maine’s Central Coast; Pittsburgh Tribune-Review; Aug 16, 2009.

See more usage examples of viridity in Vocabulary.com’s dictionary.

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
The question is whether or not you choose to disturb the world around you, or if you choose to let it go on as if you had never arrived. -Ann Patchett, writer (b. 2 Dec 1963)

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