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green adj. (“a eye” is regarded as a point of beauty MND. V. i. 343, Rom. III. v. 222
1. said of the sea, and hence of Neptune, Tp. V. i. 43, Wint. IV. iii. [iv.] 28, Ant. IV. xii. [xiv.] 58
2. pale, sickly Tw.N. II. iv. 115 “a and yellow melancholy,” Rom. II. ii. 8, Mac. I. vii. 37 “ and pale.”
3. of tender age, youthful Tim. IV. i. 7 “ virginity,” Sonn. civ. 8, Pilgr. iv. 2 [44] “fresh, and green.”
4. fresh (freq. of material and immaterial things); “ in earth,” just buried Rom. IV. iii. 43.
5. raw, inexperienced LLL. I. ii. 95 “a wit,” H5 II. iv. 136 “his g-er days,” Ham. I. iii. 101 “a green girl.”
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