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green  


      n  
1    any of a group of colours, such as that of fresh grass, that lie between yellow and blue in the visible spectrum in the wavelength range 575--500 nanometres. Green is the complementary colour of magenta and with red and blue forms a set of primary colours  
   Related adj       verdant  
2    a dye or pigment of or producing these colours  
3    something of the colour green  
4    a small area of grassland, esp. in the centre of a village  
5    an area of ground used for a purpose  
a putting green     
6    pl  
a    the edible leaves and stems of certain plants, eaten as a vegetable  
b    freshly cut branches of ornamental trees, shrubs, etc., used as a decoration  
7    sometimes cap   a person, esp. a politician, who supports environmentalist issues (see sense 13)  
8    Slang   money  
9    Slang   marijuana of low quality  
10    pl  
Slang   sexual intercourse  
      adj  
11    of the colour green  
12    greenish in colour or having parts or marks that are greenish  
a green monkey     
13    sometimes cap   concerned with or relating to conservation of the world's natural resources and improvement of the environment  
green policies, the green consumer     
14    vigorous; not faded  
a green old age     
15    envious or jealous  
16    immature, unsophisticated, or gullible  
17    characterized by foliage or green plants  
a green wood, a green salad     
18    fresh, raw, or unripe  
green bananas     
19    unhealthily pale in appearance  
he was green after his boat trip     
20    denoting a unit of account that is adjusted in accordance with fluctuations between the currencies of the EU nations and is used to make payments to agricultural producers within the EU  
green pound, green franc     
21    (of pottery) not fired  
22    (of meat) not smoked or cured; unprocessed  
green bacon     
23      (Metallurgy)   (of a product, such as a sand mould or cermet) compacted but not yet fired; ready for firing  
24    (of timber) freshly felled; not dried or seasoned  
25    (of concrete) not having matured to design strength  
      vb  
26    to make or become green  
     (Old English grene; related to Old High German gruoni; see grow)  
  greenish      adj  
  greenly      adv  
  greenness      n  
  greeny      adj  


apple green  
      n  
a    a bright light green or moderate yellowish-green  
b    (as adj.)  
an apple-green carpet     
back green  
      n     (Central Scot)  
urban dialect   grass or a garden at the back of a house, esp. a tenement  
blue-green algae  
      pl n      the former name for       cyanobacteria  
bottle green  
      n  
      adj  
a    a dark green colour  
b    (as adj.)  
a bottle-green car     
bowling green  
      n   an area of closely mown turf on which the game of bowls is played  
chrome green  
      n  
1    any green pigment made by mixing lead chromate with Prussian blue  
2    any green pigment containing chromic oxide  
crown green  
      n   a type of bowling green in which the sides are lower than the middle  
Green  
      n  
1    Henry, real name Henry Vincent Yorke. 1905--73, British novelist: author of Living (1929), Loving (1945), and Back (1946)  
2    John Richard. 1837--83, British historian; author of A Short History of the English People (1874)  
3    T(homas) H(ill). 1836--82, British idealist philosopher. His chief work, Prolegomena to Ethics, was unfinished at his death  
green algae  
      pl n   the algae of the phylum Chlorophyta, which possess the green pigment chlorophyll. The group includes sea lettuce and spirogyra  
green ban  
      n     (Austral)   a trade union ban on any development that might be considered harmful to the environment  
green bean  
      n   any bean plant, such as the French bean, having narrow green edible pods when unripe  
green belt  
      n   a zone of farmland, parks, and open country surrounding a town or city: usually officially designated as such and preserved from urban development  
Green Beret  
      n   an informal name for a British or U.S. commando  
green card  
      n  
1    an official permit allowing the holder permanent residence and employment, issued to foreign nationals in the U.S.  
2    an insurance document covering motorists against accidents abroad  
3      (Social welfare)   (in Britain) an identification card issued by the Manpower Services Commission to a disabled person, to show registration for employment purposes and eligibility for special services  
   See also       handicap register       registered disabled  
green corn  
      n      another name for       sweet corn       1  
Green Cross Code  
      n   (in Britain) a code for children giving rules for road safety: first issued in 1971  
green dragon  
      n   a North American aroid plant, Arisaema dracontium, with a long slender spadix projecting from a green or white long narrow spathe,   (Also called)    dragonroot  
green-eyed  
      adj  
1    jealous or envious  
2    the green-eyed monster   jealousy or envy  
green fingers  
      pl n   considerable talent or ability to grow plants,   (U.S. and Canadian equivalent)    green thumb  
green flash  
      n     (Astronomy)   a flash of bright green light sometimes seen as the sun passes below the horizon, caused by the dispersion of blue light  
green gland  
      n   one of a pair of excretory organs in some crustaceans that open at the base of each antenna  
green glass  
      n   glass in its natural colour, usually greenish as a result of metallic substances in the raw materials  
green heron  
      n   a small heron, Butorides virescens, of subtropical North America, with dark greenish wings and back  
green keeper  
      n   a person in charge of a golf course or bowling green  
green leek  
      n   any of several Australian parrots with a green or mostly green plumage  
green light  
      n  
1    a signal to go, esp. a green traffic light  
2    permission to proceed with a project  
      vb  
  greenlight   , -lights, -lighting, -lighted   tr  
3    to permit (a project, etc.) to proceed  
green manure  
      n  
1    a growing crop that is ploughed under to enrich the soil  
2    manure that has not yet decomposed  
green monkey  
      n   a W African variety of a common guenon monkey, Cercopithecus aethiops, having greenish-brown fur and a dark face  
   Compare       grivet       vervet  
green monkey disease  
      n      another name for       Marburg disease  
green mould  
      n      another name for       blue mould       1  
Green Mountain Boys  
      pl n   the members of the armed bands of Vermont organized in 1770 to oppose New York's territorial claims. Under Ethan Allen they won fame in the War of American Independence  
Green Mountains  
      pl n   a mountain range in E North America, extending from Canada through Vermont into W Massachusetts: part of the Appalachian system. Highest peak: Mount Mansfield, 1338 m (4393 ft.)  
green paper  
      n   often caps   (in Britain) a command paper containing policy proposals to be discussed, esp. by Parliament  
Green Party  
      n   a political party whose policies are based on concern for the environment  
green pepper  
      n  
1    the green unripe fruit of the sweet pepper, eaten raw or cooked  
2    the unripe fruit of various other pepper plants, eaten as a green vegetable  
green plover  
      n      another name for       lapwing  
green pound  
      n   a unit of account used in calculating Britain's contributions to and payments from the Community Agricultural Fund of the EU  
green revolution  
      n   the introduction of high-yielding seeds and modern agricultural techniques in developing countries  
Green River  
      n   a river in the western U.S., rising in W central Wyoming and flowing south into Utah, east through NW Colorado, re-entering Utah before joining the Colorado River. Length: 1175 km (730 miles)  
green run  
      n     (Skiing)   a very easy run, suitable for complete beginners  
green soap  
      n     (Med)   a soft or liquid alkaline soap made from vegetable oils, used in treating certain chronic skin diseases,   (Also called)    soft soap  
green tea  
      n   a sharp tea made from tea leaves that have been steamed and dried quickly without fermenting  
green thumb  
      n      the U.S. and Canadian term for       green fingers  
green turtle  
      n   a mainly tropical edible turtle, Chelonia mydas, with greenish flesh used to prepare turtle soup: family Chelonidae  
green vitriol  
      n      another name for       ferrous sulphate  
green-wellie  
      n   modifier   characterizing or belonging to the upper-class set devoted to hunting, shooting, and fishing  
the green-wellie brigade     
green woodpecker  
      n   a European woodpecker, Picus viridis, with a dull green back and wings and a red crown  
Gretna Green  
      n   a village in S Scotland, in Dumfries and Galloway on the border with England: famous smithy where eloping couples were married by the blacksmith from 1754 until 1940, when such marriages became illegal. Pop.: 3149 (1991)  
jack-in-the-green  
      n   (in England, formerly) a man who wore or supported a leaf-covered wooden framework while dancing in May-Day celebrations  
jade green  
      n  
      adj  
a    a colour varying from yellowish-green to bluish-green  
b    (as adj.)  
a jade-green carpet     
Kendal green  
      n  
1    a green woollen cloth, formerly worn by foresters  
2    the colour of this cloth, produced by a dye obtained from the woad plant  
   See also       dyer's-greenweed  
     (C14: from Kendal,where it originated)  
lime green  
      n  
a    a moderate greenish-yellow colour  
b    (as adj)  
a lime-green dress     
Lincoln green  
      n  
      adj  
1   
a    a yellowish-green or brownish-green colour  
b    (as adj)  
a Lincoln-green suit     
2    a cloth of this colour  
     (C16: so named after a green fabric formerly made at Lincoln)  
Nile green  
      n  
a    a pale bluish-green colour  
b    (as adj)  
a Nile-green dress     
olive green  
      n  
a    a colour that is greener, stronger, and brighter than olive; deep yellowish-green  
b    (as adj)  
an olive-green coat     
Paris green  
      n   an emerald-green poisonous insoluble substance used as a pigment and insecticide. It is a double salt of copper arsenite and copper acetate. Formula: 3Cu(AsO2)2.Cu(C2H3O2)2  
pea green  
      n  
a    a yellowish-green colour  
b    (as adj)  
a pea-green teapot     
putting green  
      n  
1    (on a golf course) the area of closely mown grass at the end of a fairway where the hole is  
2    an area of smooth grass with several holes for putting games  
rifle green  
      n     (Brit)  
a    a dark olive green, as in the uniforms of certain rifle regiments  
b    (as adj.)  
rifle-green cloth     
sea green  
      n  
a    a moderate green colour, sometimes with a bluish or yellowish tinge  
b    (as adj.)  
a sea-green carpet     
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