Word of the Week
Friday February 9, 2007
bucolic \byoo-KOL-ik\, adjective:
1. Relating to or typical of the countryside or its people; rustic.
2. Of or pertaining to the life and occupation of a shepherd; pastoral.
1. A pastoral poem, depicting rural affairs, and the life, manners, and occupation of shepherds.
2. A country person.
What Ms. Morris appreciates most now is the mix of bucolic and urban: She can descend into the subway and roam the city, then spend hours in the botanic garden and "walk quietly home to check my tomato plants."-- Janny Scott, "The Brownstone Storytellers", New York Times, May 15, 1995