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Source : Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

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}.

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}.

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.

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

         By greening slope and singing flood.     --Whittier.

Source : WordNet®

     adj 1: similar to the color of fresh grass; "a green tree"; "green
            fields"; "green paint" [syn: {greenish}, {light-green},
     2: concerned with or supporting or in conformity with the
        political principles of the Green Party
     3: not fully developed or mature; not ripe; "unripe fruit";
        "fried green tomatoes"; "green wood" [syn: {unripe}, {unripened},
         {immature}] [ant: {ripe}]
     4: looking pale and unhealthy; "you're looking green"; "green
        around the gills"
     5: naive and easily deceived or tricked; "at that early age she
        had been gullible and in love" [syn: {fleeceable}, {gullible}]

     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: {William Green}]
     4: an environmentalist who belongs to the Green Party
     5: a river that rises in western Wyoming and flows southward
        through Utah to become a tributary of the Colorado River
        [syn: {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}]
     8: street names for ketamine [syn: {K}, {jet}, {super acid}, {special
        K}, {honey oil}, {cat valium}, {super C}]

     v : turn or become green; "The trees are greening"

Source : Free On-Line Dictionary of Computing

        A language proposed by Cii {Honeywell-Bull} to meet the DoD
        {Ironman} requirements which led to {Ada}.  This language won
        in 1979.
        ["On the GREEN Language Submitted to the DoD", E.W. Dijkstra,
        SIGPLAN Notices 13(10):16-21 (Oct 1978)].
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