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Kim Stanley Robinson coined the word "veriditas" which he used in his RGB Mars series as a condition of "earth-like", i.e. green as opposed to red, nature applied to Mars. It's an interesting coining, because while it has obvious links to words such as "viridity" and "verdant", it could also be a concatenation of the Latin ver, veris (springtime, youth) and dido, didere (to distribute), giving something which means roughly the same in the context of the novel, spreading new life.
I'd like to think he'd been that clever!
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