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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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.greenness - the lush appearance of flourishing vegetationgreenness - the lush appearance of flourishing vegetation
profuseness, profusion, richness, cornucopia - the property of being extremely abundant; "the profusion of detail"; "the idiomatic richness of English"
2.greenness - the state of not being ripe
immatureness, immaturity - not having reached maturity
ripeness - the state of being ripe
3.greenness - green color or pigmentgreenness - green color or pigment; resembling the color of growing grass
greenishness - the property of being somewhat green
sea green - the property of a moderate green color resembling the waters of the sea
sage green - the color of sage leaves
bottle green - dark to moderate or greyish green
chrome green - a brilliant green color
emerald - the green color of an emerald
olive green, olive-green - a color that is lighter and greener than olive
pea green, yellow green, yellowish green, chartreuse, Paris green - a shade of green tinged with yellow
blue green, bluish green, teal - a blue-green color or pigment; "they painted it a light shade of bluish green"
jade green, jade - a light green color varying from bluish green to yellowish green

greenness

noun
1. The time of life between childhood and maturity:
2. Lack of experience and the knowledge gained from it:
Translations

greenness

[ˈgriːnnɪs] N
1. (= colour) → verdor m, lo verde m
2. (= unripeness) → lo verde
3. (fig) (= inexperience) → inexperiencia f; (= naivety) → inocencia f

greenness

[ˈgriːnnɪs] n
[place] → verdure f
(= concern for environment) [company, govenment, person] → conscience f écologiqueGreen Paper nlivre m blancGreen Party n (British) the Green Party → les Verts mplgreen pepper npoivron m vertgreen pound nlivre f vertegreen revolution Green Revolution nrévolution f verte

greenness

n
(= colour)Grün nt
(Pol, of policies) → Umweltfreundlichkeit f; (of person)Umweltbewusstsein nt
(= unripeness)Grünheit f, → Unreife f
(= lack of experience)Grünheit f; (= naivety)Naivität

greenness

[ˈgriːnnɪs] nverde m
References in classic literature ?
But there were some boobies and bumpkins there, who, by their intense greenness, must have come from the heart and centre of all verdure.
And with this final expression of contempt for Sally's greenness, Aunt Chloe whipped the cover off the bake-kettle, and disclosed to view a neatly-baked pound-cake, of which no city confectioner need to have been ashamed.
My wretched feet, flayed and swollen to lameness by the sharp air of January, began to heal and subside under the gentler breathings of April; the nights and mornings no longer by their Canadian temperature froze the very blood in our veins; we could now endure the play-hour passed in the garden: sometimes on a sunny day it began even to be pleasant and genial, and a greenness grew over those brown beds, which, freshening daily, suggested the thought that Hope traversed them at night, and left each morning brighter traces of her steps.
He darted through the greenness and into the close-grown corner and was out of sight.
He began to accuse and abuse himself, and, as if he were director of police, administered to himself a sound lecture for his greenness.
And when at last he came in sight of Snowfield, he thought it looked like a town that was "fellow to the country," though the stream through the valley where the great mill stood gave a pleasant greenness to the lower fields.
The most simple manner in which this operation is performed, and I think, the best, consists in placing any number of the freshly plucked fruit, when in a particular state of greenness, among the embers of a fire, in the same way that you would roast a potato.
It was as yet too early in the year for much colour to appear in the gardens and foliage; the so-called spring was but winter overlaid with a thin coat of greenness, and it was of a parcel with his expectations.
But he insisted that the good air at Pavlofsk and the greenness would certainly cause a physical change for the better, and that my excitement, and my DREAMS, would be perhaps relieved.
It glows out a little in their early youth, before the leaves open, in the redness and rosy-yellowness of their blossoms, but in summer it is carefully hidden under a demure, silver-lined greenness.
Involuntarily he began to think of the cloudless sky on that lovely spring morning, and remembered how bright the valley had looked when he passed through it for the first time; and now, in strong contrast with that day, the heavy sky above him was a leaden gray, there was no greenness about the hills, which were still waiting for the cloak of winter snow that invests them with a certain beauty of its own.
Those plants of whose greenness withered we make herb tea for the sick serve but a humble use, and are most employed by quacks.