greenly

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

green +‎ -ly

Adverb[edit]

greenly (comparative more greenly, superlative most greenly)

  1. With a green colour.
    • 1865, Louisa May Alcott, Moods (page 131)
      Sylvia loved dancing, and knew "wall flowers" only by sight; therefore she was busy; her lover's gift shone greenly in bosom, hair, and fleecy skirts []
  2. In a green, fresh or immature manner.