green thumb


Also found in: Thesaurus, Idioms, Wikipedia.

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"
Translations
References in periodicals archive ?
Beginning in 2018, you won't need a green thumb, or even a speck of soil, to grow your own vegetables.
While it could take years to hone your green thumb without help, it's far easier to rely on the advice and experience of experts.
The message of Arguelles, who is currently in the United States, was forwarded to members of the Green Thumb Coalition, whose convenors include Lopez.
He was speaking ahead of the My Red & Green Thumb road safety campaign on Friday.
The root cause of the problem has been revealed by lawn specialists Green Thumb, which has visited affected areas.
Workshop "Uniquely Your Own: Fall Arrangement'' with Joyce Stockes, proprietor of Green Thumb Florist and Sturbridge Candle, 7:30-9 p.
Some people just have a green thumb for cliches and buzzwords.
The Green Thumb Colection: Plays for Children, Youth, and Young Adults
Inspired by recent works developed by Green Thumb Theatre, this collection of six plays includes characters struggling with addiction, isolation, low self-esteem, rape and concern for the environment, but they never cross the line to become the "issue" plays often aimed at youth.
Yard Net Granular Lawn & Yard Insect Repellent from The Liquid Fence Company has won a DGA Green Thumb Award for 2012.
Turns out Chai has a secret green thumb, and had had the urban rarity of lush garden space at all of his Manhattan homes until a recent move downtown left him with no outdoor area.