Definition of greenwood in English:


Line breaks: green|wood
Pronunciation: /ˈɡriːnwʊd


A wood or forest in leaf (regarded as the typical scene of medieval outlaw life): [as modifier]: the old greenwood adventurers
More example sentences
  • 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.
  • 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.

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