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Meaning of BUCOLIC

Pronunciation:  byoo'kâlik

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a short descriptive poem of rural or pastoral life
  2. [n]  a country person
  3. [adj]  used of idealized country life; "a country life of arcadian contentment"; "a pleasant bucolic scene"; "charming in its pastoral setting"; "rustic tranquility"
  4. [adj]  relating to shepherds or herdsmen or devoted to raising sheep or cattle; "pastoral seminomadic people"; "pastoral land"; "a pastoral economy"

BUCOLIC is a 7 letter word that starts with B.


 Synonyms: arcadian, eclogue, idyll, pastoral, pastoral, peasant, provincial, rural, rustic
 See Also: cottar, cotter, moujik, mujik, muzhik, muzjik, pastoral, rustic



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Bu*col"ic\, a. [L. bucolicus, Gr. ?, fr. ? cowherd,
    herdsman; ? ox + (perh.) ? race horse; cf. Skr. kal to drive:
    cf. F. bucolique. See {Cow} the animal.]
    Of or pertaining to the life and occupation of a shepherd;
    pastoral; rustic.
  2. \Bu*col"ic\, n. [L. Bucolic[^o]n po["e]ma.]
    A pastoral poem, representing rural affairs, and the life,
    manners, and occupation of shepherds; as, the Bucolics of
    Theocritus and Virgil. --Dryden.
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