January 13, 2011

Word of the Day: Bucolic

bucolic \byoo-KOL-ik\, adjective

1. Relating to or typical of the countryside or its people; rustic.
2. Of or pertainting to the life and occupation of a shepherd; pastoral.

1. A pastoral poem, depicting rural affairs, and the life, manners, and occupation of shepherds.
2. A country person

Origin:  Bucolic derives from Greek boukolikos, "rustic; pastoral," from boukolos, "a cowherd; a herdsman" from bous, "a cow; an ox".

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