from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Affected by or having greensickness; chlorotic.

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  • adj. of or pertaining to or suffering from chlorosis


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  • I've gone and fallen in love, like a greensick fool.


  • "When you pray for me, dear Essie, in your convent of greensick women, don't forget that your patron saint was kicked from her pedestal by your lover."

    The Altar Steps

  • “The young one is the miller’s son,” Tom said, looking even more greensick than Isabel felt as he stared at the dead man’s face.

    My Demon's Kiss

  • Surely some occasion would have turned up before long of selling the greensick minx advantageously to an old lover or a young one; and this might have succeeded too, why should not it? if she had not lockt up a silly young fellow in her heart, whom she loves, as she tells me. "

    The Old Man of the Mountain, The Lovecharm and Pietro of Abano Tales from the German of Tieck


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