greensick


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green·sick·ness

 (grēn′sĭk′nĭs)
n.

green′sick′ adj.
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Adj.1.greensick - of or pertaining to or suffering from chlorosis
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An Infallible Nostrum': Female Husbands and Greensick Girls in Eighteenth-Century England.
In this sense, Shakespeare works against fashioning Juliet as a pathological case and also draws the audience's attention to it by having Capulet accuse her of suffering the classic virgin's disease when we know Juliet is no greensick maiden.
121-22), reading Hero's blushing, blood-suffused cheeks as evidence of her guilt, just as Juliet's "tallow face" is supposed to indicate chlorosis or greensick virginity.