greenth

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From green +‎ -th. Cognate with Dutch groente

Noun[edit]

greenth (uncountable)

  1. The state or quality of being green; verdure.
    • George Eliot
      Imagine a rambling, patchy house, [] the mellow darkness of its conical roof surmounted by a weather-cock making an agreeable object either amidst the gleams and greenth of summer or the low-hanging clouds and snowy branches of winter []
    • 1897, Mary Elizabeth Parsons, The Wild Flowers of California, page 38:
      A large part of the forest growth on the northern slopes of Mt. Tamalpais is composed of it; and as it is an evergreen, it forms a mountain wall of delightful and refreshing greenth the year around.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.