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 Greener.Greenhorn (A). 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Greengage.
 
Introduced into England by the Rev. John Gage from the Chartreuse Monastery, near Paris. Called by the French “Reine Claude,” out of compliment to the daughter of Anne de Bretagne and Louis XII., generally called la bonne reine (1499–1524).   1
 


 Greener.Greenhorn (A). 

 
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