Translation of "green" - English-Spanish dictionary


adjective uk /ɡriːn/ us /ɡrin/

A1 being the same colour as grass


B1 covered with grass or other plants

green spaces

relating to nature and protecting the environment

green issues
give someone/something the green light

to give permission for someone to do something or for something to happen

dar luz verde a alguien/algo
The council has given the green light to the new shopping centre.
have green fingers UK US have a green thumb

to be good at gardening and making plants grow well

tener habilidad para la jardinería
have a green thumb US UK have green fingers

to be good at gardening and making plants grow well

tener habilidad para la jardinería
noun uk /ɡriːn/ us /ɡrin/

A2 the colour of grass

greens [ plural ]

green, leafy vegetables, especially ones that you cook

verduras de hoja verde

(Translation of “green” from the Cambridge English-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)


adjective /ɡriːn/

of the colour/color of growing grass or the leaves of most plants

a green hat.

not ripe

green bananas.

without experience

verde, novato; crédulo
Only someone as green as you would believe a story like that.

looking as if one is about to be sick; very pale

He was green with envy (= very jealous).
greenish adjective

close to green

a greenish dress.
greens noun plural

green vegetables

Children are often told that they must eat their greens.
greenfly noun (plural greenflies, greenfly)

a type of small, green insect

The leaves of this rosebush have been eaten by greenfly.
greengage /-ɡeidʒ/ noun

a greenish-yellow type of plum.

ciruela claudia
greengrocer noun

a person who sells fruit and vegetables.

greenhouse noun

a building usually of glass, in which plants are grown.

invernáculo, invernadero
greenhouse effect noun

(singular) the gradual heating of the atmosphere caused by air pollution which traps energy from the sun.

efecto invernadero
the green light noun

permission to begin

luz verde
We can’t start until he gives us the green light.

(Translation of “green” from the PASSWORD English-Spanish Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)