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From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Green \Green\, a. [Compar. {Greener}; superl. {Greenest.}] [OE.
grene, AS. gr?ne; akin to D. groen, OS. gr?ni, OHG. gruoni,
G. gr?n, Dan. & Sw. gr?n, Icel. gr?nn; fr. the root of E.
grow. See {Grow.}]
1. Having the color of grass when fresh and growing;
resembling that color of the solar spectrum which is
between the yellow and the blue; verdant; emerald.

2. Having a sickly color; wan.

To look so green and pale. --Shak.

3. Full of life aud vigor; fresh and vigorous; new; recent;
as, a green manhood; a green wound.

As valid against such an old and beneficent
government as against . . . the greenest usurpation.

4. Not ripe; immature; not fully grown or ripened; as, green
fruit, corn, vegetables, etc.

5. Not roasted; half raw. [R.]

We say the meat is green when half roasted. --L.

6. Immature in age or experience; young; raw; not trained;
awkward; as, green in years or judgment.

I might be angry with the officious zeal which
supposes that its green conceptions can instruct my
gray hairs. --Sir W.

7. Not seasoned; not dry; containing its natural juices; as,
green wood, timber, etc. --Shak.

{Green brier} (Bot.), a thorny climbing shrub ({Emilaz
rotundifolia}) having a yellowish green stem and thick
leaves, with small clusters of flowers, common in the
United States; -- called also {cat brier}.

{Green con} (Zo["o]l.), the pollock.

{Green crab} (Zo["o]l.), an edible, shore crab ({Carcinus
menas}) of Europe and America; -- in New England locally
named {joe-rocker}.

{Green crop}, a crop used for food while in a growing or
unripe state, as distingushed from a grain crop, root
crop, etc.

{Green diallage}. (Min.)
(a) Diallage, a variety of pyroxene.
(b) Smaragdite.

{Green dragon} (Bot.), a North American herbaceous plant
({Aris[ae]ma Dracontium}), resembling the Indian turnip;
-- called also {dragon root}.

{Green earth} (Min.), a variety of glauconite, found in
cavities in amygdaloid and other eruptive rock, and used
as a pigment by artists; -- called also {mountain green}.

{Green ebony}.
(a) A south American tree ({Jacaranda ovalifolia}), having
a greenish wood, used for rulers, turned and inlaid
work, and in dyeing.
(b) The West Indian green ebony. See {Ebony}.

{Green fire} (Pyrotech.), a composition which burns with a
green flame. It consists of sulphur and potassium
chlorate, with some salt of barium (usually the nitrate),
to which the color of the flame is due.

{Green fly} (Zo["o]l.), any green species of plant lice or
aphids, esp. those that infest greenhouse plants.

{Green gage}, (Bot.) See {Greengage}, in the Vocabulary.

{Green gland} (Zo["o]l.), one of a pair of large green glands
in Crustacea, supposed to serve as kidneys. They have
their outlets at the bases of the larger antenn[ae].

{Green hand}, a novice. [Colloq.]

{Green heart} (Bot.), the wood of a lauraceous tree found in
the West Indies and in South America, used for
shipbuilding or turnery. The green heart of Jamaica and
Guiana is the {Nectandra Rodi[oe]i}, that of Martinique is
the {Colubrina ferruginosa}.

{Green iron ore} (Min.) dufrenite.

{Green laver} (Bot.), an edible seaweed ({Ulva latissima});
-- called also {green sloke}.

{Green lead ore} (Min.), pyromorphite.

{Green linnet} (Zo["o]l.), the greenfinch.

{Green looper} (Zo["o]l.), the cankerworm.

{Green marble} (Min.), serpentine.

{Green mineral}, a carbonate of copper, used as a pigment.
See {Greengill}.

{Green monkey} (Zo["o]l.) a West African long-tailed monkey
({Cercopithecus callitrichus}), very commonly tamed, and
trained to perform tricks. It was introduced into the West
Indies early in the last century, and has become very
abundant there.

{Green salt of Magnus} (Old Chem.), a dark green crystalline
salt, consisting of ammonia united with certain chlorides
of platinum.

{Green sand} (Founding) molding sand used for a mold while
slightly damp, and not dried before the cast is made.

{Green sea} (Naut.), a wave that breaks in a solid mass on a
vessel's deck.

{Green sickness} (Med.), chlorosis.

{Green snake} (Zo["o]l.), one of two harmless American snakes
({Cyclophis vernalis}, and {C. [ae]stivus}). They are
bright green in color.

{Green turtle} (Zo["o]l.), an edible marine turtle. See

{Green vitriol}.
(a) (Chem.) Sulphate of iron; a light green crystalline
substance, very extensively used in the preparation of
inks, dyes, mordants, etc.
(b) (Min.) Same as {copperas}, {melanterite} and {sulphate
of iron}.

{Green ware}, articles of pottery molded and shaped, but not
yet baked.

{Green woodpecker} (Zo["o]l.), a common European woodpecker
({Picus viridis}); -- called also {yaffle}.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Green \Green\ (gren), n.
1. The color of growing plants; the color of the solar
spectrum intermediate between the yellow and the blue.

2. A grassy plain or plat; a piece of ground covered with
verdant herbage; as, the village green.

O'er the smooth enameled green. --Milton.

3. Fresh leaves or branches of trees or other plants;
wreaths; -- usually in the plural.

In that soft season when descending showers Call
forth the greens, and wake the rising flowers.

4. pl. Leaves and stems of young plants, as spinach, beets,
etc., which in their green state are boiled for food.

5. Any substance or pigment of a green color.

{Alkali green} (Chem.), an alkali salt of a sulphonic acid
derivative of a complex aniline dye, resembling emerald
green; -- called also {Helvetia green}.

{Berlin green}. (Chem.) See under {Berlin}.

{Brilliant green} (Chem.), a complex aniline dye, resembling
emerald green in composition.

{Brunswick green}, an oxychloride of copper.

{Chrome green}. See under {Chrome}.

{Emerald green}. (Chem.)
(a) A complex basic derivative of aniline produced as a
metallic, green crystalline substance, and used for
dyeing silk, wool, and mordanted vegetable fiber a
brilliant green; -- called also {aldehyde green},
{acid green}, {malachite green}, {Victoria green},
{solid green}, etc. It is usually found as a double
chloride, with zinc chloride, or as an oxalate.
(b) See {Paris green} (below).

{Gaignet's green} (Chem.) a green pigment employed by the
French artist, Adrian Gusgnet, and consisting essentially
of a basic hydrate of chromium.

{Methyl green} (Chem.), an artificial rosaniline dyestuff,
obtained as a green substance having a brilliant yellow
luster; -- called also {light-green}.

{Mineral green}. See under {Mineral}.

{Mountain green}. See {Green earth}, under {Green}, a.

{Paris green} (Chem.), a poisonous green powder, consisting
of a mixture of several double salts of the acetate and
arsenite of copper. It has found very extensive use as a
pigment for wall paper, artificial flowers, etc., but
particularly as an exterminator of insects, as the potato
bug; -- called also {Schweinfurth green}, {imperial
green}, {Vienna green}, {emerald qreen}, and {mitis

{Scheele's green} (Chem.), a green pigment, consisting
essentially of a hydrous arsenite of copper; -- called
also {Swedish green}. It may enter into various pigments
called {parrot green}, {pickel green}, {Brunswick green},
{nereid green}, or {emerald green}.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Green \Green\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Greened} (great): p. pr. &
vb. n. {Greening}.]
To make green.

Great spring before Greened all the year. --Thomson.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Green \Green\, v. i.
To become or grow green. --Tennyson.

By greening slope and singing flood. --Whittier.

From WordNet (r) 1.7 (wn)

adj 1: similar to the color of fresh grass; "a green salad"; "green
fields"; "green paint" [syn: {greenish}, {light-green},
2: concerned with or supporting protection of the environment
as a political principle [syn: {Green}]
3: (of a product) not harmful to the environment
4: not fully developed or mature; not ripe; "unripe fruit";
"fried green tomatoes"; "green wood" [syn: {unripe}, {unripened},
{immature}] [ant: {ripe}]
5: looking pale and unhealthy; "you're looking green"; "green
around the gills"
6: naive and easily deceived or tricked; "at that early age she
had been gullible and in love" [syn: {fleeceable}, {gullible}]
7: showing extreme cupidity; painfully desirous of another's
advantages; "he was never covetous before he met her";
"jealous of his success and covetous of his possessions";
"envious of their art collection"; "he was green with
envy" [syn: {covetous}, {envious}, {jealous}]
n 1: the property of being green; resembling the color of growing
grass [syn: {greenness}, {viridity}]
2: a piece of open land for recreational use in an urban area;
"they went for a walk in the park" [syn: {park}, {commons},
3: United States labor leader who was president of the American
Federation of Labor from 1924 to 1952 and who led the
struggle with the Congress of Industrial Organizations
(1873-1952) [syn: {Green}, {William Green}]
4: an environmentalist who belongs to the Green Party [syn: {Green}]
5: a river that rises in western Wyoming and flows southward
through Utah to become a tributary of the Colorado River
[syn: {Green}, {Green River}]
6: an area of closely cropped grass surrounding the hole on a
golf course; "the ball rolled across the green and into
the trap" [syn: {putting green}]
7: any of various leafy plants or their leaves and stems eaten
as vegetables [syn: {greens}, {leafy vegetable}]
v : turn or become green; "The trees are greening"

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