in a green state ...1599 obs.
from Latin viri-dis (green, blooming, vigorous), after rubicund
FIRST DOCUMENTED USE
1599 - see EXAMPLE below
"...For the Podagra.
Take hoppes with the stalckes, & roote, ether viricunde, or exsiccated, a good qvantity, as best we can obtayne it, put this in a kettle with halfe wine, & halfe water, boyle the third part from the fyer, & bath over the dampe of the kettle your feete, wheri the payn is, till such time as they begnne to sweate..."
From: The Boock of Physicke: Wherin Throughe commaundement of the most illustrious, & renoumned Duke & Lorde, Lorde Lodewicke, Duke of Wirtenberghe, & of Yeck, Earle of Mompelgart, &c. Most of them selected, and approved remedyes, for all corporall diseases, and sicknesses, which out of manye highe, and common Persons written Physick-boockes, are compacted, and vnited together
- Oswald Gäbelkover
Translated out of Low Dutch by A.M.