(Ver"di*ture) n. [Cf. Verditer.] The faintest and palest green.
(Ver"doy) a. [F. verdoyer to become green. See Verdant.] (Her.) Charged with leaves, fruits,
flowers, etc.; said of a border.
(Ver"dure) n. [F., fr. L. viridis green. See Verdant.] Green; greenness; freshness of vegetation; as,
the verdure of the meadows in June.
A wide expanse of living verdure, cultivated gardens, shady groves, fertile cornfields, flowed round it
like a sea.Motley.
(Ver"dured) a. Covered with verdure. Poe.
(Ver"dure*less) a. Destitute of verdure.
(Ver"dur*ous) a. Covered with verdure; clothed with the fresh green of vegetation; verdured; verdant; as,
verdurous pastures. Milton.
(Ver"e*cund) a. [L. verecundus, fr. vereri to feel awe.] Rashful; modest. [Obs.]
(Ver`e*cun"di*ous) a. Verecund. [Obs.] "Verecundious generosity." Sir H. Wotton.
(Ver`e*cun"di*ty) n. The quality or state of being verecund; modesty. [Obs.]
(||Ver`e*til"lum) n. [L., dim. of veretrum the private parts.] (Zoöl.) Any one of numerous
species of club-shaped, compound Alcyonaria belonging to Veretillum and allied genera, of the tribe
Pennatulacea. The whole colony can move about as if it were a simple animal.
(Ver"ga*lien, Ver"ga*loo) n. [Cf. Virgouleuse.] (Bot.) See Virgalieu.
(Verge) n. [F. verge, L. virga; perhaps akin to E. wisp.]
1. A rod or staff, carried as an emblem of authority; as, the verge, carried before a dean.
2. The stick or wand with which persons were formerly admitted tenants, they holding it in the hand,
and swearing fealty to the lord. Such tenants were called tenants by the verge. [Eng.]
3. (Eng. Law) The compass of the court of Marshalsea and the Palace court, within which the lord
steward and the marshal of the king's household had special jurisdiction; so called from the verge,
or staff, which the marshal bore.