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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Bucolic  \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. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Bucolic  \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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  bucolic 
  adj  1:  used  of  idealized  country  life;  "a  country  life  of  arcadian 
  contentment";  "a  pleasant  bucolic  scene";  "charming  in 
  its  pastoral  setting";  "rustic  tranquility"  [syn:  {arcadian}, 
  {pastoral},  {rustic}] 
  2:  relating  to  shepherds  or  herdsmen  or  devoted  to  raising 
  sheep  or  cattle;  "pastoral  seminomadic  people";  "pastoral 
  land";  "a  pastoral  economy"  [syn:  {pastoral}] 
  n  1:  a  country  person  [syn:  {peasant},  {provincial}] 
  2:  a  short  descriptive  poem  of  rural  or  pastoral  life  [syn:  {eclogue}, 
  {idyll}] 




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