green thumb

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green thumb

n.
An extraordinary ability to make plants grow well.

green thumb

n
(Horticulture) US and Canadian considerable talent or ability to grow plants. Also called (in Britain and certain other countries): green fingers

green′ thumb′


n.
an exceptional skill for gardening or for growing plants successfully.
green′-thumbed′, adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.green thumb - a special ability to make plants growgreen thumb - a special ability to make plants grow
metier, speciality, specialty, forte, strong point, strong suit, long suit, strength - an asset of special worth or utility; "cooking is his forte"
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Green-thumbed couple Allan and Alma Kimber won the accolade of the Midlands' 'Most Abundant Allotment' after entering a competition held by Toby in conjunction with the National Society of Allotment & Leisure Gardeners.
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