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green

adjective
 
 
/ɡriːn/
COLOUR A1 being the same colour as grass: The traffic lights turned green. Common coloursLess common colours
ENVIRONMENT [always before noun] B2 relating to nature and protecting the environment: a green activist/campaignerEnvironmental issuesRubbish and wasteProtection and protectors
GRASS B1 covered with grass or other plants: green spaces Environmental issuesRubbish and wasteProtection and protectorsGardening - general words
NOT EXPERIENCED informal having little experience or understanding: I was very green when I joined the company.Naive and trustingInexperienced (of people)Inexperienced (of people)Naive and trusting
→  See also have green fingers , green light , be green with envy
(Definition of green adjective from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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