Greenness Green"ness, n. [AS. gr[=e]nnes. See {Green.}] 1. The quality of being green; viridity; verdancy; as, the greenness of grass, or of a meadow. [1913 Webster]

2. Freshness; vigor; newness. [1913 Webster]

3. Immaturity; unripeness; as, the greenness of fruit; inexperience; as, the greenness of youth. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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