greenwood

[green-woo d]

Origin of greenwood

Middle English word dating back to 1300–50; see origin at green, wood1

Greenwood

[green-woo d]
noun
  1. a city in W South Carolina.
  2. a city in NW Mississippi.
  3. a town in central Indiana.
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Contemporary Examples of greenwood

  • “There used to be a lot more of us,” said Greenwood, who serves on the board of directors for the National Audubon Society.

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    PunditFact.com

    May 18, 2014

  • W.C. Handy, the so-called Father of the Blues and composer of “St. Louis Blues,” is buried in Greenwood Cemetery in the Bronx.

  • Greenwood is a tiny farming community of 15,000 people, and we found about 70 percent of our locations within a three-mile radius.

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    How We Made 'The Help'

    Brunson Green

    August 13, 2011

  • Within an hour of arriving in Greenwood, Miss., we had found our “backlot” for The Help.

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    How We Made 'The Help'

    Brunson Green

    August 13, 2011

  • Boy, were we wrong: Being in Greenwood provided the right recipe to re-create that feeling.

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    August 13, 2011

Historical Examples of greenwood


British Dictionary definitions for greenwood

greenwood

noun
  1. a forest or wood when the leaves are green: the traditional setting of stories about English outlaws, esp Robin Hood
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