A pastoral poem representing outlying affairs and the life manners and profession of shepherds as the Bucolics of Theocritus and Virgil
- Of or related to living and occupation of a shepherd pastoral rustic
- relating to shepherds or herdsmen or devoted to raising sheep or cattle
- (used pertaining to idealized nation life) idyllically austere
- a country person
- a quick poem descriptive of outlying or pastoral life
- Of or regarding living and career of a shepherd; pastoral; rustic.
- A pastoral poem, representing outlying matters, as well as the life, ways, and career of shepherds; as, the Bucolics of Theocritus and Virgil.
1610s, previous bucolical (1520s), from Latin bucolicus, from Greek boukolikos "pastoral, rustic," from boukolos "cowherd, herdsman," from bous "cow" (see cow (letter.)) + -kolos "tending," regarding Latin colere "to till (the ground), cultivate, dwell, inhabit" (the root of colony). Center Irish b
(a.) Of or pertaining to the life span and career of a shepherd; pastoral; austere.
- (letter.) A pastoral poem, representing rural affairs, while the life, ways, and occupation of shepherds; because, the Bucolics of Theocritus and Virgil.
Even bucolic Ouray, the quintessential small town, wasn't immune to the darker side of the rock-strewn hike through puberty.