word du jour: BUCOLIC

I’ve often seen this word when real estate agents describe the properties they are trying to sell and wondered what the actual definition of BUCOLIC was.  From Merriam Webster online:

Main Entry: bu·col·ic
Pronunciation: byü-ˈkä-lik
Function: adjective
Etymology: Latin bucolicus, from Greek boukolikos, from boukolos cowherd, from bous head of cattle + -kolos (akin to Latin colere to cultivate) — more at cow, wheel
Date: circa 1609

1 : of or relating to shepherds or herdsmen : pastoral
2 a : relating to or typical of rural life b : idyllic

Now to use it in a sentence:

Many of the large resorts in Hawai’i are in a bucolic setting.

golf course at manele bay

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