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 for bucolic
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Bucolic \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.
     [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Bucolic \Bu*col"ic\, n. [L. Bucolic[^o]n po["e]ma.]
     A pastoral poem, representing rural affairs, and the life,
     manners, and occupation of shepherds; as, the Bucolics of
     Theocritus and Virgil. --Dryden.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  bucolic
      adj 1: (used with regard to idealized country life) idyllically
             rustic; "a country life of arcadian contentment"; "a
             pleasant bucolic scene"; "charming in its pastoral
             setting"; "rustic tranquility" [syn: arcadian,
             bucolic, pastoral]
      2: relating to shepherds or herdsmen or devoted to raising sheep
         or cattle; "pastoral seminomadic people"; "pastoral land"; "a
         pastoral economy" [syn: bucolic, pastoral]
      n 1: a country person [syn: peasant, provincial, bucolic]
      2: a short poem descriptive of rural or pastoral life [syn:
         eclogue, bucolic, idyll, idyl]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  143 Moby Thesaurus words for "bucolic":
     Alcaic, Anacreontic, Arcadian, Castalian, English sonnet, Homeric,
     Horatian ode, Hudibrastic, Italian sonnet, Petrarchan sonnet,
     Pierian, Pindaric, Pindaric ode, Sapphic ode, Shakespearean sonnet,
     Theocritean, agrarian, agrestic, agricultural, alba, anacreontic,
     arcadian, balada, ballad, ballade, bardic, boor, bumpkin,
     campestral, canso, chanson, clerihew, clod, clodhopper, clown,
     countrified, country, country bumpkin, didactic, dirge, dithyramb,
     dithyrambic, dramatic, eclogic, eclogue, elegiac, elegy, epic,
     epigram, epithalamium, epode, epopee, epopoeia, epos, farm, farmer,
     genuine, georgic, ghazel, haiku, hayseed, heroic, hick, hillbilly,
     homespun, idyll, idyllic, inartificial, jingle, limerick, looby,
     lout, lowland, lyric, madrigal, mock-heroic, monody, narrative,
     narrative poem, native, natural, naturelike, nursery rhyme, ode,
     outland, palinode, pastoral, pastoral elegy, pastorela,
     pastourelle, poem, poetic, poetico-mystical, poetico-mythological,
     poetico-philosophic, poetlike, prothalamium, provincial, rhapsodic,
     rhyme, rondeau, rondel, roundel, roundelay, rube, runic, rural,
     rustic, sapphic, satire, sestina, skaldic, sloka, song, sonnet,
     sonnet sequence, tanka, tenso, tenzone, threnody, triolet,
     troubadour poem, unadorned, unaffected, unartificial, unassuming,
     undesigning, undisguising, undissembling, undissimulating,
     unembellished, unfeigning, unpretending, unpretentious, unspoiled,
     unvarnished, upland, verse, verselet, versicle, villanelle,
     virelay, yokel
  
  

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