Bu*col"ic (?), a. [L. bucolicus, Gr. , fr. cowherd, herdsman; ox + (perh.) race horse; cf. Skr. kal to drive: cf. F. bucolique. See Cow the animal.]

Of or pertaining to the life and occupation of a shepherd; pastoral; rustic.

 

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Bu*col"ic, n. [L. Bucolicon poema.]

A pastoral poem, representing rural affairs, and the life, manners, and occupation of shepherds; as, the Bucolics of Theocritus and Virgil.

Dryden.

 

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