Great Word of the Day: Bucolic

Up next in the ‘wonderful words’ series is bucolic.

Bucolic

[ byoo-kol-ik ]

Also bu·col·i·cal.

This adjective means:

  1. of or relating to shepherds; pastoral,
  2. of, relating to, or suggesting an idyllic rural life.

This noun means:

  1. a pastoral poem,
  2. a farmer; shepherd; rustic.

Word Origin

The origin of bucolic is short and sweet. This archaic word originates in both Latin and Greek from the early 16th-century; from Latin būcolicus, from Greek boukolikos, from boukolos cowherd, from bous ox.

How to use bucolic

Dining facilities include al fresco picnic tables and bucolic fields adjacent to the pastures.

The Secret to This Ice-Cream: Pampered Cows, Jane & Micheal Stern, Daily Beast (2014)

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