Definitions for bucolicbyuˈkɒl ɪk
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
of or pertaining to shepherds; pastoral.
of, pertaining to, or suggesting an idyllic rural life.
(n.)a pastoral poem.
Origin of bucolic:
1525–35; < L būcolicus < Gk boukolikós rustic, der. of boukól(os) herdsman
peasant, provincial, bucolic(noun)
a country person
eclogue, bucolic, idyll, idyl(adj)
a short poem descriptive of rural or pastoral life
arcadian, bucolic, pastoral(adj)
(used with regard to idealized country life) idyllically rustic
"a country life of arcadian contentment"; "a pleasant bucolic scene"; "charming in its pastoral setting"; "rustic tranquility"
relating to shepherds or herdsmen or devoted to raising sheep or cattle
"pastoral seminomadic people"; "pastoral land"; "a pastoral economy"
of or pertaining to the life and occupation of a shepherd; pastoral; rustic
a pastoral poem, representing rural affairs, and the life, manners, and occupation of shepherds; as, the Bucolics of Theocritus and Virgil
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