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Green, adj. 1) of the colour of herbage and plants when growing, verdant: Ven. 1176. Lucr. 394. Sonn. 33, 3. Pilgr. 80. Pilgr. 80 Tp. II, 1, 53. IV, 130. V, 37. Wiv. I, 4, 47. IV, 4, 49. V, 5, 41. V, 5, 41 Ado II, 1, 247. Mids. I, 1, 185. II, 1, 94. III, 1, 3. III, 1, 3 As II, 7, 180. IV, 3, 109. V, 3, 19. Wint. I, 2, 156. R2 III, 3, 47. V, 2, 47. H5 II, 3, 18. V, 2, 49. Troil. I, 2, 166. V, 1, 36. Tit. II, 2, 2. II, 3, 14. Rom. V, 1, 46. Lr. III, 4, 138. Oth. IV, 3, 42. Per. II, 2, 43. “the g. sea,” Tp. V, 43. Mids. III, 2, 393. “g. Neptune,” Wint. IV, 4, 28. Ant. IV, 14, 58. “the tune of the G. Sleeves,” Wiv. II, 1, 64. V, 5, 22 (apparently a lascivious song). “his eyes were g. as leeks,” Mids. V, 342 (Thisbe's speech). “an eagle hath not so g., so quick, so fair an eye,” Rom. III, 5, 222 (the nurse's speech).
2) of a sickly and lurid complexion (cf. Greensickness)“: with a g. and yellow melancholy,” Tw. II, 4, 116. “her vestal livery is but sick and g.” Rom. II, 2, 8. “to look so g. and pale at what it did so freely,” Mcb. I, 7, 37.
3) unripe: “the g. plum,” Ven. 527. Pilgr. 135. Hence == inexperienced, raw: “the text is old, the orator too g.” Ven. 806. “she had a g. wit,” LLL I, 2, 94. “fancies too g. and idle for girls of nine,” Wint. III, 2, 182. “yon g. boy,” John II, 472. “how g. you are,” III, 4, 145. “the promise of his --er days,” H5 II, 4, 136. “the estate is g. and yet ungoverned,” R3 II, 2, 127. “you speak like a g. girl,” Hml. I, 3, 101. “g. minds,” Oth. II, 1, 251. “g. in judgment,” Ant. I, 5, 74.
4) fresh, new, young: “these lines shall live, and he in them still g.” Sonn. 63, 14. “since I first saw you fresh, which yet are g.” 104, 8. “Adonis, lovely, fresh and g.” Pilgr. 44. “when g. geese are a breeding,” LLL I, 1, 97. “a g. goose a goddess,” IV, 3, 75. “g. timber,” As III, 3, 90. “whiles your boots are g.” Shr. III, 2, 213. “every thing I look on seemeth g.” IV, 5, 47 (quibble). “a g. wound,” H4B II, 1, 106. H5 V, 1, 44. H6B III, 1, 287. “since griefs are g.” H4B IV, 5, 204. it (the compact) “is but g.” R3 II, 2, 135. “were your days as g. as Ajax',” Troil. II, 3, 265. “Tybalt, yet but g. in earth,” Rom. IV, 3, 42. “g. virginity,” Tim. IV, 1, 7. “though of Hamlet's death the memory be g.” Hml. I, 2, 2.
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