Definition of Bucolec
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;
Bu*col"ic, n. [L. Bucolicôn
poëma.] A pastoral poem, representing rural affairs, and the
life, manners, and occupation of shepherds; as, the Bucolics of
Theocritus and Virgil. Dryden.
- Webster's Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
- rustic, pastoral, country-styled
- a pastoral poem
- The Nuttall Encyclopedia
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