Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

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GREENICHY, adj. Greenish (Mry., Ags. 1955). [′grinɪi] Ags. 1894  J. B. Salmond My Man Sandy (1899) vii.:
It was a' juist akinda greenichy-yallichy like, like's somebody had skelt a pottal o' green-kail . . . on the sheet.

[Green, adj. + -ich as in Greenichtie, + -y.]

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