Bucolic definition

byo͝o-kŏlĭk
Of country life or farms; rustic.
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A pastoral poem.
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Of shepherds; pastoral.
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A farmer or shepherd; a rustic.
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Of or characteristic of shepherds or flocks; pastoral.
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A rustic; countrified person.
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A pastoral poem.
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Of or characteristic of the countryside or its people; rustic.
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The definition of bucolic is people or things related to the country or to the country life.

An example of something that would be described as bucolic is a farmhouse in the country.

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Rustic, pastoral, country-styled.
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Pertaining to herdsmen or peasants.
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Alternative Forms

Alternative Form of bucolic - bucolical

Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
bucolic
Plural:
bucolics

Origin of bucolic

  • Latin būcolicus pastoral from Greek boukolikos from boukolos cowherd bous cow gwou- in Indo-European roots -kolos herdsman kwel-1 in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin būcolicus, from Ancient Greek βουκολικός (boukolikos, “rustic, pastoral; meter used by pastoral poets”), from βουκόλος (boukolos, “cowherd”), from βοῦς (bous, “cow”) + -κολος (-colos, “keeper, tender”) (which is from Proto-Indo-European *kʷel- (“to move; to turn (around)”)) + -ικός (-icos, “-ic”).

    From Wiktionary

  • From Latin būcolicum, neuter substantive of būcolicus

    From Wiktionary