Definition of greensickness in English:

greensickness

noun

archaic
  • See greensick

    • ‘In ‘Old Mortality,’ it is Sophia Jane, the grandmother, who suffers from greensickness as a girl.’
    • ‘Gerard recommended watercress as a remedy for that now forgotten disease, ‘greensickness of maidens’.’
    • ‘Irregularity of menstruation and certain other uterine troubles, the peculiar condition called greensickness or chlorosis, and general debility may lead to some skin lesions.’
    • ‘The only remedy for this greensickness in youth is abundant physical exercise, - action, work, and bodily occupation of any sort.’
    • ‘The spas, also, were claimed to cure ‘dropsy, jaundice, scurvy, greensickness and other distempers not to be mentioned’.’

Pronunciation

greensickness

/ˈɡriːnsɪknəs/