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green

 (grēn)
n.
1. The hue of that portion of the visible spectrum lying between yellow and blue, evoked in the human observer by radiant energy with wavelengths of approximately 490 to 570 nanometers; any of a group of colors that may vary in lightness and saturation and whose hue is that of the emerald or somewhat less yellow than that of growing grass; one of the additive or light primaries; one of the psychological primary hues.
2. Something green in color.
3. greens Green growth or foliage, especially:
a. The branches and leaves of plants used for decoration.
b. The leaves of certain plants eaten as vegetables.
4. A grassy lawn or plot, especially:
a. A grassy area located usually at the center of a city or town and set aside for common use; a common.
b. Sports A putting green.
5. greens A green uniform: "a young ... sergeant in dress greens" (Nelson DeMille).
6. Slang Money.
7. Green A supporter of a social and political movement that espouses global environmental protection, bioregionalism, social responsibility, and nonviolence.
adj. green·er, green·est
1. Of the color green.
2.
a. Abounding in or covered with green growth or foliage: the green woods.
b. Made with green or leafy vegetables: a green salad.
c. Characterized by mild or temperate weather: a green climate.
3.
a. Not mature or ripe: green tomatoes.
b. Not grown up; young: still at a green age.
c. Vigorous or robust: keeping one's memory green.
d. Lacking training or experience. See Synonyms at young.
e. Lacking sophistication or worldly experience; naive.
f. Easily duped or deceived; gullible.
4. Not yet fully processed, especially:
a. Not dried or aged: green wood.
b. Not cured or tanned: green pelts.
5.
a. Beneficial to the environment or less harmful to the environment than others: green technology; recyclable green products.
b. Favoring or supporting environmentalism: green legislators who strengthened pollution controls.
6.
a. Having a sickly or unhealthy appearance.
b. Envious or jealous.
7. Being a trail, as for skiing, marked with a sign having a green circle, indicating the easiest level of difficulty.
v. greened, green·ing, greens
v.intr.
To become green: The rains came, and the grass greened.
v.tr.
1. To make green: Grass greened the hills.
2. To design or organize so as to be beneficial or less harmful to the environment, especially in reducing the amount of pollution created: efforts to green the economy.
Idiom:
green around/about the gills
Pale or sickly in appearance.

[Middle English grene, from Old English grēne; see ghrē- in Indo-European roots. N., sense 7 translation of German (die) Grünen, (the) Greens, from grün, green.]

green′ly adv.
green′ness n.

Greens

Ecology parties which first contested West German elections 1979. While in most European countries, few parliamentary seats have been gained, successful grass roots lobbying and use of media have forced other parties to acknowledge and promote environmental issues.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.greens - any of various leafy plants or their leaves and stems eaten as vegetablesgreens - any of various leafy plants or their leaves and stems eaten as vegetables
veg, vegetable, veggie - edible seeds or roots or stems or leaves or bulbs or tubers or nonsweet fruits of any of numerous herbaceous plant
chop-suey greens - succulent and aromatic young dark green leaves used in Chinese and Vietnamese and Japanese cooking
sprout - a newly grown bud (especially from a germinating seed)
beet green - young leaves of the beetroot
chard, leaf beet, spinach beet, Swiss chard - long succulent whitish stalks with large green leaves
salad green, salad greens - greens suitable for eating uncooked as in salads
dandelion green - edible leaves of the common dandelion collected from the wild; used in salads and in making wine
lamb's-quarter, pigweed, wild spinach - leaves collected from the wild
wild spinach - leafy greens collected from the wild and used as a substitute for spinach
turnip greens - tender leaves of young white turnips
common sorrel, sorrel - large sour-tasting arrowhead-shaped leaves used in salads and sauces
French sorrel - greens having small tart oval to pointed leaves; preferred to common sorrel for salads
spinach - dark green leaves; eaten cooked or raw in salads
Translations
groente
خَضْرَه، خُضْراوات
zelenina
grøntsager
vihannekset
zöldségfélék
grænmeti
bladgroentegroenten
grönagrönsakergrönt
yeşil sebzeler
rau

green

(griːn) adjective
1. of the colour of growing grass or the leaves of most plants. a green hat.
2. not ripe. green bananas.
3. without experience. Only someone as green as you would believe a story like that.
4. looking as if one is about to be sick; very pale. He was green with envy (= very jealous).
noun
1. the colour of grass or the leaves of plants. the green of the trees in summer.
2. something (eg paint) green in colour. I've used up all my green.
3. an area of grass. a village green.
4. an area of grass on a golf course with a small hole in the centre.
5. concerned with the protection of the environment. green issues; a green political party.
ˈgreenish adjective
close to green. a greenish dress.
greens noun plural
green vegetables. Children are often told that they must eat their greens.
ˈgreenflyplural ˈgreenfly noun
a type of small, green insect. The leaves of this rose tree have been eaten by greenfly.
ˈgreengage (-geidʒ) noun
a greenish-yellow type of plum.
ˈgreengrocer noun
a person who sells fruit and vegetables.
ˈgreenhouse noun
a building usually of glass, in which plants are grown.
ˈgreenhouse effect noun
(singular) the gradual heating of the atmosphere caused by air pollution which traps energy from the sun.
the green light
permission to begin. We can't start until he gives us the green light.

greens

npl verduras
References in classic literature ?
The crude reds and greens and blues of that coloured glass held us there.
There was a young coster-boy who came up our street with greens and potatoes; he had an old pony, not very handsome, but the cheerfullest and pluckiest little thing I ever saw, and to see how fond those two were of each other was a treat.
A Larder with greens and dead game animated by a cook-maid and two kitchen-boys.
I hadn't had a bite to eat since yesterday, so Jim he got out some corn-dodgers and buttermilk, and pork and cabbage and greens -- there ain't nothing in the world so good when it's cooked right -- and whilst I eat my supper we talked and had a good time.
Have you never seen the dull blues and greens of a room changed, transfigured by a burst of sunshine?
Boiled pork and greens and pease-pudding, for Number One.
If so, it sharpened his appetite; for I distinctly call to mind that, although he had eaten a good deal of pork and greens at dinner, and had finished off with a fowl or two, he was obliged to have cold boiled bacon for tea, and disposed of a large quantity without any emotion.
We were to have a superb dinner, consisting of a leg of pickled pork and greens, and a pair of roast stuffed fowls.
There's my wife now, she never has an answer at her tongue's end; but if I offend her, she's sure to scarify my throat with black pepper the next day, or else give me the colic with watery greens.
Without, the houses were all cleanly roofed with snow; the garden walls were coped with it a foot in height; the greens lay glittering.
The tomb in the daytime, and when wreathed with fresh flowers, had looked grim and gruesome enough, but now, some days afterwards, when the flowers hung lank and dead, their whites turning to rust and their greens to browns, when the spider and the beetle had resumed their accustomed dominance, when the time-discolored stone, and dust-encrusted mortar, and rusty, dank iron, and tarnished brass, and clouded silver-plating gave back the feeble glimmer of a candle, the effect was more miserable and sordid than could have been imagined.
He was aware that these battalions with their commotions were woven red and startling into the gentle fabric of softened greens and browns.