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Topic: NATURE

Date: 1400-1500
Language: Old French
Origin: Latin ruralis, from rus 'open land'

rural

adjective
     
ru‧ral W2
1DN happening in or relating to the countryside, not the city [≠ urban]:
a rural setting
rural bus routes
2DN like the countryside or reminding you of the countryside:
It's very rural round here, isn't it ?
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