1. of or characteristic of the countryside or country life; rustic
2. of or relating to shepherds; pastoral
3. (Literary & Literary Critical Terms) (sometimes plural) a pastoral poem, often in the form of a dialogue
4. a rustic; farmer or shepherd
[C16: from Latin būcolicus, from Greek boukolikos, from boukolos cowherd, from bous ox]
v. co·a·lesced, co·a·lesc·ing, co·a·lesc·es
1. To come or grow together into a single mass: the material that coalesced to form stars.
2. To come together as a recognizable whole or entity: the stories that coalesced as the history of the movement.
To come together for
a single purpose: The rebel units coalesced into one army to fight the invaders. See Synonyms
1. To cause to coalesce as a single mass: The atoms were coalesced into a larger molecule.
2. To cause to coalesce as a single whole or entity: The survey responses were coalesced into a single document.
, to grow
, to nourish
; see al-
in Indo-European roots
When I feel down, my sweet hubby gets silly! How can I not laugh at this picture?