Words I Love 47 – Bucolic

New word today, one that, bizarrely, has appeared in articles I have been reading three times this morning. Fate then, or perhaps my awareness has been heightened…




adjective: bucolic
  1. 1.
    relating to the pleasant aspects of the countryside and country life.
    “the church is lovely for its bucolic setting”
    synonyms: rustic, rural, pastoral, country, countryside, agricultural, agrarian, outdoor, idyllic, unspoilt; More

    literaryArcadian, sylvan;
    “the bucolic scene of a farmer ploughing behind a shire horse”
    antonyms: urban


noun: bucolic; plural noun: bucolics
  1. 1.
    a pastoral poem.
early 16th century (as a noun): via Latin from Greek boukolikos, from boukolos ‘herdsman’, from bous ‘ox’.

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