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[n] the property of being green; resembling the color of growing grass
[n] any of various leafy plants or their leaves and stems eaten as vegetables
[n] an area of closely cropped grass surrounding the hole on a golf course; "the ball rolled across the green and into the trap"
[n] a piece of open land for recreational use in an urban area; "they went for a walk in the park"
[n] a river that rises in western Wyoming and flows southward through Utah to become a tributary of the Colorado River
[n] an environmentalist who belongs to the Green Party
[n] United States labor leader who was president of the American Federation of Labor from 1924 to 1952 and who led the struggle with the Congress of Industrial Organizations (1873-1952)
[adj] similar to the color of fresh grass; "a green salad"; "green fields"; "green paint"
[adj] showing extreme cupidity; painfully desirous of another's advantages; "he was never covetous before he met her"; "jealous of his success and covetous of his possessions"; "envious of their art collection"; "he was green with envy"
[adj] not fully developed or mature; not ripe; "unripe fruit"; "fried green tomatoes"; "green wood"
[adj] naive and easily deceived or tricked; "at that early age she had been gullible and in love"
[adj] looking pale and unhealthy; "you're looking green"; "green around the gills"
[adj] (of a product) not harmful to the environment
[adj] concerned with or supporting protection of the environment as a political principle
[v] turn or become green; "The trees are greening"

Synonyms

chromatic - (3 syllables), common - (2 syllables), commons - (2 syllables), covetous - (3 syllables), dark-green - (2 syllables), desirous - (3 syllables), envious - (3 syllables), fleeceable - (3 syllables), Green River - (3 syllables), greenish - (2 syllables), greenness - (2 syllables), greens - (1 syllables), gullible - (3 syllables), ill - (1 syllables), immature - (3 syllables), jealous - (2 syllables), leafy vegetable - (6 syllables), light-green - (2 syllables), naif - (2 syllables), naive - (2 syllables), park - (1 syllables), putting green - (3 syllables), sick - (1 syllables), unaged - (2 syllables), unripe - (2 syllables), unripened - (3 syllables), v - (1 syllables)

Antonyms

mature, ripe

Misc. Definitions

\Green\, a. [Compar. {Greener}; superl. {Greenest.}] [OE. grene, AS. gr?ne; akin to D. groen, OS. gr?ni, OHG. gruoni, G. gr?n, Dan. & Sw. gr?n, Icel. gr?nn; fr. the root of E. grow. See {Grow.}]
1. Having the color of grass when fresh and growing; resembling that color of the solar spectrum which is between the yellow and the blue; verdant; emerald.
2. Having a sickly color; wan. To look so green and pale. --Shak.
3. Full of life aud vigor; fresh and vigorous; new; recent; as, a green manhood; a green wound. As valid against such an old and beneficent government as against . . . the greenest usurpation. --Burke.
4. Not ripe; immature; not fully grown or ripened; as, green fruit, corn, vegetables, etc.
5. Not roasted; half raw. [R.] We say the meat is green when half roasted. --L. Watts.
6. Immature in age or experience; young; raw; not trained; awkward; as, green in years or judgment. I might be angry with the officious zeal which supposes that its green conceptions can instruct my gray hairs. --Sir W. Scott.
7. Not seasoned; not dry; containing its natural juices; as, green wood, timber, etc. --Shak. {Green brier} (Bot.), a thorny climbing shrub ({Emilaz rotundifolia}) having a yellowish green stem and thick leaves, with small clusters of flowers, common in the United States; -- called also {cat brier}. {Green con} (Zo["o]l.), the pollock. {Green crab} (Zo["o]l.), an edible, shore crab ({Carcinus menas}) of Europe and America; -- in New England locally named {joe-rocker}. {Green crop}, a crop used for food while in a growing or unripe state, as distingushed from a grain crop, root crop, etc. {Green diallage}. (Min.) (a) Diallage, a variety of pyroxene. (b) Smaragdite. {Green dragon} (Bot.), a North American herbaceous plant ({Aris[ae]ma Dracontium}), resembling the Indian turnip; -- called also {dragon root}. {Green earth} (Min.), a variety of glauconite, found in cavities in amygdaloid and other eruptive rock, and used as a pigment by artists; -- called also {mountain green}. {Green ebony}. (a) A south American tree ({Jacaranda ovalifolia}), having a greenish wood, used for rulers, turned and inlaid work, and in dyeing. (b) The West Indian green ebony. See {Ebony}. {Green fire} (Pyrotech.), a composition which burns with a green flame. It consists of sulphur and potassium chlorate, with some salt of barium (usually the nitrate), to which the color of the flame is due. {Green fly} (Zo["o]l.), any green species of plant lice or aphids, esp. those that infest greenhouse plants. {Green gage}, (Bot.) See {Greengage}, in the Vocabulary. {Green gland} (Zo["o]l.), one of a pair of large green glands in Crustacea, supposed to serve as kidneys. They have their outlets at the bases of the larger antenn[ae]. {Green hand}, a novice. [Colloq.] {Green heart} (Bot.), the wood of a lauraceous tree found in the West Indies and in South America, used for shipbuilding or turnery. The green heart of Jamaica and Guiana is the {Nectandra Rodi[oe]i}, that of Martinique is the {Colubrina ferruginosa}. {Green iron ore} (Min.) dufrenite. {Green laver} (Bot.), an edible seaweed ({Ulva latissima}); -- called also {green sloke}. {Green lead ore} (Min.), pyromorphite. {Green linnet} (Zo["o]l.), the greenfinch. {Green looper} (Zo["o]l.), the cankerworm. {Green marble} (Min.), serpentine. {Green mineral}, a carbonate of copper, used as a pigment. See {Greengill}. {Green monkey} (Zo["o]l.) a West African long-tailed monkey ({Cercopithecus callitrichus}), very commonly tamed, and trained to perform tricks. It was introduced into the West Indies early in the last century, and has become very abundant there. {Green salt of Magnus} (Old Chem.), a dark green crystalline salt, consisting of ammonia united with certain chlorides of platinum. {Green sand} (Founding) molding sand used for a mold while slightly damp, and not dried before the cast is made. {Green sea} (Naut.), a wave that breaks in a solid mass on a vessel's deck. {Green sickness} (Med.), chlorosis. {Green snake} (Zo["o]l.), one of two harmless American snakes ({Cyclophis vernalis}, and {C. [ae]stivus}). They are bright green in color. {Green turtle} (Zo["o]l.), an edible marine turtle. See {Turtle}. {Green vitriol}. (a) (Chem.) Sulphate of iron; a light green crystalline substance, very extensively used in the preparation of inks, dyes, mordants, etc. (b) (Min.) Same as {copperas}, {melanterite} and {sulphate of iron}. {Green ware}, articles of pottery molded and shaped, but not yet baked. {Green woodpecker} (Zo["o]l.), a common European woodpecker ({Picus viridis}); -- called also {yaffle}.
\Green\ (gren), n.
1. The color of growing plants; the color of the solar spectrum intermediate between the yellow and the blue.
2. A grassy plain or plat; a piece of ground covered with verdant herbage; as, the village green. O'er the smooth enameled green. --Milton.
3. Fresh leaves or branches of trees or other plants; wreaths; -- usually in the plural. In that soft season when descending showers Call forth the greens, and wake the rising flowers. --Pope.
4. pl. Leaves and stems of young plants, as spinach, beets, etc., which in their green state are boiled for food.
5. Any substance or pigment of a green color. {Alkali green} (Chem.), an alkali salt of a sulphonic acid derivative of a complex aniline dye, resembling emerald green; -- called also {Helvetia green}. {Berlin green}. (Chem.) See under {Berlin}. {Brilliant green} (Chem.), a complex aniline dye, resembling emerald green in composition. {Brunswick green}, an oxychloride of copper. {Chrome green}. See under {Chrome}. {Emerald green}. (Chem.) (a) A complex basic derivative of aniline produced as a metallic, green crystalline substance, and used for dyeing silk, wool, and mordanted vegetable fiber a brilliant green; -- called also {aldehyde green}, {acid green}, {malachite green}, {Victoria green}, {solid green}, etc. It is usually found as a double chloride, with zinc chloride, or as an oxalate. (b) See {Paris green} (below). {Gaignet's green} (Chem.) a green pigment employed by the French artist, Adrian Gusgnet, and consisting essentially of a basic hydrate of chromium. {Methyl green} (Chem.), an artificial rosaniline dyestuff, obtained as a green substance having a brilliant yellow luster; -- called also {light-green}. {Mineral green}. See under {Mineral}. {Mountain green}. See {Green earth}, under {Green}, a. {Paris green} (Chem.), a poisonous green powder, consisting of a mixture of several double salts of the acetate and arsenite of copper. It has found very extensive use as a pigment for wall paper, artificial flowers, etc., but particularly as an exterminator of insects, as the potato bug; -- called also {Schweinfurth green}, {imperial green}, {Vienna green}, {emerald qreen}, and {mitis green}. {Scheele's green} (Chem.), a green pigment, consisting essentially of a hydrous arsenite of copper; -- called also {Swedish green}. It may enter into various pigments called {parrot green}, {pickel green}, {Brunswick green}, {nereid green}, or {emerald green}.
\Green\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Greened} (great): p. pr. & vb. n. {Greening}.] To make green. Great spring before Greened all the year. --Thomson.
\Green\, v. i. To become or grow green. --Tennyson. By greening slope and singing flood. --Whittier.

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