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green

adjective uk   /ɡriːn/ us  

green adjective (COLOUR)

A1 of a colour between blue and yellow; of the colour of grass: green vegetables

green adjective (POLITICAL)

B2 relating to the protection of the environment: green politics/issues a green campaigner/activist the Green Party go green to do more to protect nature and the environment: The Chancellor proposed a crackdown on car and plane emissions, and the introduction of tax incentives to go green.

green adjective (PLANTS)

B1 covered with grass, trees, and other plants: the green hills of Ireland

green adjective (NOT READY)

(especially of fruit) not ready to eat, or (of wood) not dry enough to use: green bananas/tomatoes

green adjective (NOT EXPERIENCED)

not experienced or trained: I was very green when I started working there.
greenness
noun [U] uk   /ˈɡriːn.nəs/ us  
the quality of being green: What first struck her when she arrived in England was the greenness of the countryside.

green

noun uk   /ɡriːn/ us  

green noun (COLOUR)

A2 [C or U] the colour of grass; a colour between blue and yellow: light/pale green dark/bottle green

green noun (GRASS)

[C] an area planted with grass, especially for use by the public: Children were playing on the village green. [C] used as a part of a name: Sheep's Green [C] a flat area of grass surrounding the hole on a golf course

green noun (FOOD)

greens [plural] the leaves of green vegetables such as spinach or cabbage when eaten as food
(Definition of green adjective, noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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