- A common English surname; either a topographic name for someone who lived near a village green, or was just fond of the colour
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- The colour of growing foliage, as well as other plant cells containing chlorophyll; the colour between yellow and blue in the visible spectrum; one of the primary additive colour for transmitted light; the colour obtained by subtracting red and blue from white light using cyan and yellow filters.
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- (politics, sometimes capitalised as Green) A member of a green party; an environmentalist.
- A putting green, the part of a golf course near the hole.
- (context, bowls) The surface upon which bowls is played.
- (context, snooker) One of the colour balls used in snooker with a value of 3 points.
- See also greens
- (transitive) To make (something) green, to turn (something) green.
- (transitive) To add green spaces to (a town).
- (intransitive) To become environmentally aware.
- (transitive) To make (something) environmentally friendly.
- Having green as its colour.
- sickly, Sickly, unwell.
- Sally looks pretty — is she going to be sick?
- John's kind of , so take it easy on him this first week.
- Environmentally friendly.
- Let's buy copier paper for the office
- (figurative) Overcome with envy.
- green with envy
- (cricket) Describing a pitch which, even if there is no visible grass, still contains a significant amount of moisture
- Of bacon or similar smallgoods, unprocessed, raw; not smoked or spiced.
- unripe, Unripe, said of certain fruits that change color when they ripen.
- (context, wine) Of wine, high or too high in acidity.
- Of freshly cut wood or lumber that has not been dried, containing moisture and therefore relatively more flexible or springy.
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