Definition of greenwood in English:

greenwood

noun

archaic
  • A wood or forest in leaf (regarded as the typical scene of medieval outlaw life)

    as modifier ‘the old greenwood adventurers’
    • ‘The area of the greenwood is usually taken as Sherwood Forest in Nottinghamshire, or Barnsdale near Wentbridge in Yorkshire, but Barnsdale in Rutland is also a possibility.’
    • ‘Our suggestion is that he was a forest official who had done something wrong and who had fled into the greenwood.’
    • ‘She will be returning to the village where she grew up on Saturday to play a sort of Maid Marion role in the greenwood.’
    • ‘The novel focuses on Marian's growth to adulthood and her reluctant acceptance of her fate: she is to be the new Forestwife, the healer who lives alone in the greenwood and tends to those who need bodily and spiritual renewal.’
    forest, woodland, trees
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Pronunciation

greenwood

/ˈɡriːnwʊd/