AskDefine | Define greenwood

Dictionary Definition

greenwood n : woodlands in full leaf; "the greenwood was Robin Hood's home"

User Contributed Dictionary



From green + wood.




  1. A forest in full leaf, as in summer.
    • Under the greenwood tree / Who loves to lie with me / And tune his merry note / Unto the sweet bird’s throat — / Come hither, come hither, come hither! / Here shall he see / No enemy / But winter and rough weather. — Shakespeare, "Under the Greenwood Tree".
    • 1819: “We who walk the greenwood do many a wild deed, and the Lady Rowena’s deliverance may be received as an atonement.” — Walter Scott, Ivanhoe

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Extensive Definition

Greenwood may refer to:





United Kingdom

  • Greenwood or Greenwode, a settlement near Heptonstall in West Yorkshire, England

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greenwood in Bulgarian: Грийнуд
greenwood in German: Greenwood
greenwood in French: Greenwood
greenwood in Dutch: Greenwood
greenwood in Polish: Greenwood
greenwood in Volapük: Greenwood
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