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n. Archaic
A wood or forest with green foliage.


a forest or wood when the leaves are green: the traditional setting of stories about English outlaws, esp Robin Hood



a wood or forest when green, as in summer.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.greenwood - woodlands in full leafgreenwood - woodlands in full leaf; "the greenwood was Robin Hood's home"
timberland, woodland, forest, timber - land that is covered with trees and shrubs


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absent from the court which Nicolete held here in the greenwood.
The hind led her fawn from the covert of high fern to the more open walks of the greenwood, and no huntsman was there to watch or intercept the stately hart, as he paced at the head of the antler'd herd.
We who walk the greenwood do many a wild deed, and the Lady Rowena's deliverance may be received as an atonement.
They had scarce departed, ere a sudden procession moved from under the greenwood branches, swept slowly round the silvan amphitheatre, and took the same direction with Rowena and her followers.
Those are gifts to fit her to be not only a countess but a nymph of the greenwood," said he of the Grove; "whoreson strumpet
Well I know that your good mother would have had me make a clerk of you; but well I see that the greenwood is where you will pass your days.
Forward he ran through the forest, before the band could gather their scattered wits--still forward into the great greenwood.
They swore all this with solemn oaths, while they feasted about the ruddy blaze, under the greenwood tree.
Mr Greenwood Usher lifted his eyes, but Father Brown was gone.
and show the passengers where they shall eventually arrive"--which was all very well, but by a funny accident the first picture that flamed out upon the canvas was a view of Greenwood Cemetery!
No archer ever lived that could speed a gray goose shaft with such skill and cunning as his, nor were there ever such yeomen as the sevenscore merry men that roamed with him through the greenwood shades.
Sweet was the greenwood as he walked along its paths, and bright the green and rustling leaves, amid which the little birds sang with might and main: and blithely Robin whistled as he trudged along, thinking of Maid Marian and her bright eyes, for at such times a youth's thoughts are wont to turn pleasantly upon the lass that he loves the best.

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