Answer: rustic and pastoral areas and their inhabitants
Word Origin early 16th century (as a noun): via Latin from Greek boukolikos from boukolos 'herdsman' from bous 'ox'.
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We get bucolic from the Latin word bucolicus which is ultimately from the Greek word boukolos meaning "cowherd." When bucolic was first used in English in the early 17th century it meant "pastoral" in a narrow sense - that is it referred to things related to shepherds or herdsmen and in particular to pastoral poetry.
4 synonyms of bucolic from the Merriam-Webster Thesaurus plus 8 related words definitions and antonyms. Find another word for bucolic . Bucolic : of relating to associated with or typical of open areas with few buildings or people.
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adjective Also bu·col·i·cal. of or relating to shepherds; pastoral. of relating to or suggesting an idyllic rural life.
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