Definition of Salad days

1. Noun. The best time of youth.

Exact synonyms: Bloom, Bloom Of Youth
Generic synonyms: Time Of Life
Group relationships: Youth

Definition of Salad days

1. Noun. A period of inexperienced youthful innocence accompanied by enthusiasm and idealism. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Salad Days

salad bar
salad bars
salad bowl
salad burnet
salad cream
salad days (current term)
salad dodger
salad dodgers
salad dressing
salad dressings
salad fork
salad green
salad greens
salad nicoise
salad oil
salad oils
salad plate
salad year
salad years

Literary usage of Salad days

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1. Thirty Years, Anglo-French Reminiscences (1876-1906) by Thomas Barclay (1914)
"CHAPTER II REPUBLICAN salad days AND BISMARCK I GREW up with the Republic. On May 9, 1876, when I invaded the gay city, the Republic was still barely out of ..."

2. Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of English Usage by Inc. Merriam-Webster (1994)
"... for the human race's sake. salad days Shakespeare coined this term in Anion; and Cleopatra (1607), wherein Cleopatra dismisses her former love of Caesar ..."

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