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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Vert \Vert\, n. [F., green, from L. viridis. See Verdant, and cf. Verd.] 1. (Eng. Forest Law) (a) Everything that grows, and bears a green leaf, within the forest; as, to preserve vert and venison is the duty of the verderer. (b) The right or privilege of cutting growing wood. [1913 Webster] 2. (Her.) The color green, represented in a drawing or engraving by parallel lines sloping downward toward the right. [1913 Webster]