V – Verdant

Happy Earth Day!

Apropos of nothing, or perhaps tying right in with Earth Day, I’ll just share that I love the word verdant. The American Heritage Dictionary provides this definition:

ver·dant (vûr’dnt)
adj.

  1. Green with vegetation; covered with green growth.
  2. Green.
  3. Lacking experience or sophistication; naive.

And I guess I must be pretty verdant myself, since I thought it meant spring-like. Which I guess you can extrapolate from these definitions just fine.

Rachael Ray (who I happen to really like on “30 Minute Meals”, so shoot me already – I like her casual approach to food which says anyone can do this, and they can – anyway) uses the word to describe fresh cilantro. I love cilantro, and I think the word fits nicely – it’s so fresh and bright (another word she uses).

I’m really just rambling here because I need a V word for today, and frankly I’m exhausted. Some cast-off’s for today were: victory, visitors, voting and virtuous. None of which I’m really feeling today. Also thought about using very, as in Very Tired, or Very Overwhelmed. But you’re stuck with verdant today.

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One response to “V – Verdant

  1. I thought it was quite a nice post covering both your V word and the day. And there’s something to be said for “veracity” in posting!

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