viridity

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n viridity green color or pigment; resembling the color of growing grass
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Viridity Freshness; soundness.
    • Viridity Greenness; verdure; the color of grass and foliage.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n viridity Greenness; verdure; the state of having the color of fresh vegetation.
    • n viridity In zoology, specifically, the greenness acquired by certain mollusks after feeding on viridigenous organisms; greening, as of the oyster.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Viridity verdure: greenness
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. viriditas, fr. viridis, green: cf. F. viridité,. See Verdant
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L., viridis, green—virēre, to be green.

Usage

In literature:

One who frequents it proposes to call it Virid Lake.
"Walden, and On The Duty Of Civil Disobedience" by Henry David Thoreau
Veratrum viride does the same thing.
"Medical Essays" by Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
Capitis, gulae, dorsique plumae flavo-virides, in medio fusco-lineatae, hujus lineis latioribus.
"Narrative of a Survey of the Intertropical and Western Coasts of Australia] [Volume 2 of 2]" by Phillip Parker King
The snake, entwining 'mid the virid boughs, Hard stone becomes, but keeps his serpent's form.
"The Metamorphoses of Publius Ovidus Naso in English blank verse Vols. I & II" by Ovid
They tower virid and virile.
"Old Plymouth Trails" by Winthrop Packard
On each side of us the trees rose like virid cliffs.
"The Sea and the Jungle" by H. M. Tomlinson
Aconite, veratrum viride, chloral, etc.
"Arteriosclerosis and Hypertension:" by Louis Marshall Warfield
Digitalis, veratrum viride, and aconite were used by us quite freely as antipyretics.
"A System of Practical Medicine by American Authors, Vol. I" by Various
VIRIDE, Moq., more common eastward, is less mealy and with less dense inflorescence.
"The Manual of the Botany of the Northern United States" by Asa Gray
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In poetry:

A rotten beam, a virid stem;
A menst'rous cloth, a royal gem;
A garden barr'd, an open field;
A gliding stream, a fountain seal'd.
"The Believer's Riddle; or, the Mystery of Faith" by Ralph Erskine

In news:

With its acquisition of Viridity , Schneider Electric is the latest in a long list of UPS hardware manufacturers that are investing in software to expand their product portfolio.
Schneider Electric Acquires Viridity to Increase Power Management Offerings.
Viridity Energy has selected SAFT and Envitech Energy Inc in support of its recycled energy and optimization project with the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA), the nation's sixth largest public transit organization.
Viridity Energy announced that it selected Saft and Envitech Energy Inc in support of its recycled energy and optimization project with the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA).
Viridity Software releases EnergyCenter for data center energy monitoring, measurement.
Virident Ships New SSD Card for 'I/O Starved ' Apps.
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