Green is a color on the spectrum between blue and yellow, or made by mixing those colors. You might love the brilliant color of the green grass in the spring time.

Green is a color you tend to see everywhere in nature, especially in the summer. Grass, trees, and plants are varying shades of green, and so is the lettuce that's used to make "a green salad." Green also means "unripe" as in a tomato, or "inexperienced," as in someone who's new at a job. In the 16th century, Shakespeare coined the phrase "the green-ey'd monster," and since then green has symbolized jealousy or envy.

Primary Meanings of green

of the color between blue and yellow in the color spectrum; similar to the color of fresh grass
green color or pigment; resembling the color of growing grass
turn or become green
concerned with or supporting or in conformity with the political principles of the Green Party
not fully developed or mature; not ripe
looking pale and unhealthy
street names for ketamine
Full Definitions of green

adj of the color between blue and yellow in the color spectrum; similar to the color of fresh grass

“a green tree”
green fields”
green paint”
dark-green, greenish, light-green
being or having or characterized by hue

n green color or pigment; resembling the color of growing grass

greenness, viridity
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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
the green color of an emerald
olive green, olive-green
a color that is lighter and greener than olive
Paris green, chartreuse, pea green, yellow green, yellowish green
a shade of green tinged with yellow
blue green, bluish green, teal
a blue-green color or pigment
jade, jade green
a light green color varying from bluish green to yellowish green
a primary subtractive color for light; has a blue-green color
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chromatic color, chromatic colour, spectral color, spectral colour
a color that has hue

n a piece of open land for recreational use in an urban area

common, commons, park
Central Park
a large park in Manhattan
an amusement park in Anaheim created in 1955 by Walt Disney
Walt Disney World
a large amusement park established in 1971 to the southwest of Orlando
amusement park, funfair, pleasure ground
a commercially operated park with stalls and shows for amusement
village green
a village park consisting of a plot of grassy land
theme park
an amusement park that is organized around some theme (as the world of tomorrow)
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parcel, parcel of land, piece of ground, piece of land, tract
an extended area of land

n an area of closely cropped grass surrounding the hole on a golf course

“the ball rolled across the green and into the bunker”
putting green, putting surface
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land site, site
the piece of land on which something is located (or is to be located)

n any of various leafy plants or their leaves and stems eaten as vegetables

greens, leafy vegetable
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chop-suey greens
succulent and aromatic young dark green leaves used in Chinese and Vietnamese and Japanese cooking
a newly grown bud (especially from a germinating seed)
beet green
young leaves of the beetroot
Swiss chard, chard, leaf beet, spinach beet
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
dark green leaves; eaten cooked or raw in salads
bean sprout
any of various sprouted beans: especially mung beans or lentils or edible soybeans
alfalfa sprout
sprouted alfalfa seeds
leaves of any of various plants of Lactuca sativa
leaves having celery-like stems eaten raw or cooked
chicory, curly endive
crisp spiky leaves with somewhat bitter taste
chicory escarole, endive, escarole
variety of endive having leaves with irregular frilled edges
pungent leaves of any of numerous cruciferous herbs
salad burnet
leaves sometimes used for salad
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veg, vegetable, veggie
edible seeds or roots or stems or leaves or bulbs or tubers or nonsweet fruits of any of numerous herbaceous plant

v turn or become green

“The trees are greening
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color, colour, discolor, discolour
change color, often in an undesired manner

adj concerned with or supporting or in conformity with the political principles of the Green Party


adj not fully developed or mature; not ripe

“fried green tomatoes”
green wood”
immature, unripe, unripened
not subjected to an aging process
mature, ripe
fully developed or matured and ready to be eaten or used
aged, ripened
of wines, fruit, cheeses; having reached a desired or final condition; (`aged' pronounced as one syllable)
mellow, mellowed
having a full and pleasing flavor through proper aging
too ripe and beginning to turn soft
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adj naive and easily deceived or tricked

fleeceable, gullible
naif, naive
marked by or showing unaffected simplicity and lack of guile or worldly experience

adj looking pale and unhealthy

“you're looking green
green around the gills”
ill, sick
affected by an impairment of normal physical or mental function

n street names for ketamine

K, cat valium, honey oil, jet, special K, super C, super acid
Type of:
Ketalar, ketamine, ketamine hydrochloride
a general anesthetic and tranquilizer (not a barbiturate) that is administered intravenously or intramuscularly; used mainly by veterinarians or for minor surgery with geriatric or pediatric patients; taken in large doses it causes hallucinations similar to those associated with the use of PCP

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