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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 ?
At length a high wall of green stone, studded thick with emeralds, loomed up before them; and fearing the Saw-Horse would not know enough to stop and so might smash them both against this wall, Jack ventured to cry "Whoa
The harness was still upon the body of the huge Martian mount, and Carthoris could not doubt but that this was the very animal upon which the green warrior had borne away Thuvia of Ptarth.
At first I could see nothing, but presently I caught a glimpse of a bit of smooth and glossy green moving among the scarlet and purple and yellow of the vegetation.
I evolved this sage reflection, as, lost deep down in the green alleys of the dingle, having fortified the romantic side of my nature with sandwiches and sherry, I lazily put the question to myself as to what manner of girl I expected the Golden Girl to be.
They went on for some distance on a level road, fairly wide, from which the green light was visible.
They therefore brought before a general and extraordinary Assembly of all the States of Flatland a Bill proposing that in every Woman the half containing the eye and mouth should be coloured red, and the other half green.
Once more they could see fences built beside the road; but these were painted green, and when they came to a small house, in which a farmer evidently lived, that also was painted green.
As I topped a great boulder I saw the herd of plant men surrounding a little group of perhaps five or six green men and women of Barsoom.
A man dressed entirely in green velvet, his head covered with a huntsman's cap of the same colour, was advancing leisurely, lighting a pipe as he walked.
As though trained for years in this particular evolution, the green Martians melted like mist into the spacious doorways of the nearby buildings, until, in less than three minutes, the entire cavalcade of chariots, mastodons and mounted warriors was nowhere to be seen.
In place of hair, his head was covered by a thick bush of green grass.
For December, and January, and the latter part of November, you must take such things as are green all winter: holly; ivy; bays; juniper; cypress-trees; yew; pine-apple-trees; fir-trees; rosemary; lavender; periwinkle, the white, the purple, and the blue; germander; flags; orangetrees; lemon-trees; and myrtles, if they be stoved; and sweet marjoram, warm set.