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greenadjective, noun [C/U]

 us   /ɡrin/

green adjective, noun [C/U] (COLOR)

(of) the color that is a mixture of blue and yellow; the color of grass: a green dress [C] I don’t like that green.

greenadjective [-er/-est only]

 us   /ɡrin/

green adjective [-er/-est only] (OF PLANTS)

of or relating to grass, trees, and other plants: I’d like a green salad (= made with leafy vegetables).

green adjective [-er/-est only] (POLITICAL)

relating to the protection of the environment: green politics

green adjective [-er/-est only] (NOT READY)

not experienced or trained: I was pretty green when I joined this company.

greennoun [C]

 us   /ɡrin/ regional US

green noun [C] (PLANTS)

an area planted with grass, esp. for use by the public: The fair will be held on the green behind the library. A green is also an area of smooth grass surrounding a hole on a golf course.
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