/grin / (say green)

1. of the colour of growing foliage, between yellow and blue in the spectrum.
2. covered with herbage or foliage; verdant: green fields; a green orchard.
3. consisting of green vegetables: a green salad.
4. full of life and vigour: green shoots.
5. characterised by, or relating to, a concern for environmental issues: green politics; green light globe; green consumerism.
6. unseasoned; not dried or cured: green timber.
7. (of calves and lambs) newborn.
8. not fully developed or perfected in growth or condition; unripe: green bananas.
9. immature in age or judgement; untrained; inexperienced: a green recruit.
10. simple; gullible; easily fooled.
11. fresh, recent, or new: a green wound.
12. pale; sickly; wan: green with fear.
13. freshly killed: green meat.
14. (of prawns) uncooked or raw.
15. not fired, as bricks or pottery.
16. Metallurgy
a. in powder metallurgy, unsintered.
b. not fully processed or treated.
17. (of concrete, cement or mortar) freshly poured and not completely set.
18. Also, green with envy. jealous.
19. Philippine English Colloquial dirty; obscene: a green joke.
20. green colour.
21. green colouring matter, paint, etc.
22. grassy land; a plot of grassy ground.
23. green material or clothing.
24. a person who supports environmental policies.
25. Golf
a. the whole course or links on which golf is played.
b. a putting green alone.
26. a bowling green.
27. (plural)
a. a plant, the leaves and stems of which are used for food: salad greens.
b. green vegetables: to eat your greens.
c. fresh leaves or branches of trees, shrubs, etc., used for decoration.
28. Skiing (in Australia) the easiest grade of ski run. Compare black (def. 21), blue (def. 9).
29. Colloquial ketamine, so called because of its green colour.
verb (i)
30. to become green.
verb (t)
31. to make green.
32. to transform the look of (a locale, especially an urban area) by planting a large number of trees.
33. go green, to adopt business practices, especially production systems so as to become environmentally friendly.
{Middle English and Old English grēne, related to grow; def. 19 from Spanish use of verde smutty}

Australian English dictionary. 2014.


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