1. Of or characteristic of the countryside or its people; rustic. See Synonyms at rural.
2. Of or characteristic of shepherds or flocks; pastoral.
1. A pastoral poem.
2. A farmer or shepherd; a rustic.
[Latin būcolicus, pastoral, from Greek boukolikos, from boukolos, cowherd : bous, cow; see gwou- in the Appendix of Indo-European roots + -kolos, herdsman; see kwel-1 in the Appendix of Indo-European roots.]
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