greenness vs verdancy what difference

what is difference between greenness and verdancy



From Old English grennes, equivalent to green +‎ -ness.


  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈɡɹiːnnəs/


greenness (usually uncountable, plural greennesses)

  1. The state or quality of being green; green colour. [from 8th c.]
    • 1950, Mervyn Peake, Gormenghast
      Her crimson dress inflames grey corridors, or flaring in a sunshaft through high branches makes of the deep green shadows a greenness darker yet, and a darkness greener.
  2. (now rare) Vitality, freshness. [from 9th c.]
  3. Inexperience. [from 16th c.]
    • 1977, Alistair Horne, A Savage War of Peace, New York Review Books 2006, p. 152:
      The chances were that, sooner or later, such greenness would inevitably lead to a graver disaster.
  4. The fact of being environmentally or ecologically conscious; commitment to environmental conservation. [from 1980s]



  • Negrenses, sengreens



verdancy (usually uncountable, plural verdancies)

  1. The state of being verdant.

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