American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A time of youth, innocence, and inexperience: "my salad days,/When I was green in judgment, cold in blood” ( Shakespeare).
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. a period when a person is young and inexperienced.
- n. the best time of youth
- Coined by William Shakespeare, in Anthony and Cleopatra, act 1, sc. 5: (Wiktionary)
- Coined by William Shakespeare. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“He had no childhood; his salad days were bitter herbs; his later life was one wild tempest of ambition frustrated, of love unsated or unreturned, of friendship misprized or thought to be misprized.”
“But the quality in Shelley and in George Sand which bewitched even the austere Matthew Arnold in his green and salad days is the poetising of that liberative eighteenth century philosophy into "beautiful idealisms" of a love emancipated from human limitations, a love exalted to the height of its gamut by the influences of nature, triumphantly seeking its own or shattered in magnificent despair.”
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