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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 vegetablesCommon coloursLess common colours

green adjective (POLITICAL)

B2 relating to the protection of the environment: green politics/issues a green campaigner/activist the Green PartyEnvironmental issuesRubbish and wasteProtection and protectorsZoos and wildlife reserves 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.Environmental issuesRubbish and wasteProtection and protectors

green adjective (PLANTS)

B1 covered with grass, trees, and other plants: the green hills of IrelandGardening - general words

green adjective (NOT READY)

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

green adjective (NOT EXPERIENCED)

not experienced or trained: I was very green when I started working there.Inexperienced (of people)Naive and trusting
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.The qualities of colour

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 greenCommon coloursLess common colours

green noun (GRASS)

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

green noun (FOOD)

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