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vĭrectum (less correctly vĭrētum ), i, n. vireo,
I.a place overgrown with grass, a green place, greensward, sod, turf: viretum, ἀνθῶν τόπος, Gloss.; mostly in plur.: “virecta nemorum,Verg. A. 6, 638: “amoena virecta, of Paradise,Prud. Cath. 3, 101: “latissima, Apol. M. 4, p. 143, 2: patentia,id. ib. 8, p. 209 fin.; 10, p. 263, 24.—
II. Transf., greenness, in gen.: “Scythidis (i. e. smaragdi),Mart. Cap. 1, § 67.
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