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Green "Green", a. [Compar. ; superl. {Greenest.}] [OE. grene, AS. gr?ne; akin to D. groen, OS. gr?ni, OHG. gruoni, G. gr?n, Dan. & Sw. gr?n, Icel. gr?nn; fr. the root of E. grow. See {Grow.}] 1. Having the color of grass when fresh and growing; resembling that color of the solar spectrum which is between the yellow and the blue; verdant; emerald.
2. Having a sickly color; wan.
To look so green and pale. -Shak.
3. Full of life aud vigor; fresh and vigorous; new; recent; as, a green manhood; a green wound.
As valid against such an old and beneficent government as against . . . the greenest usurpation. -Burke.
4. Not ripe; immature; not fully grown or ripened; as, green fruit, corn, vegetables, etc.
5. Not roasted; half raw. [R.]
We say the meat is green when half roasted. -L. Watts.
6. Immature in age or experience; young; raw; not trained; awkward; as, green in years or judgment.
I might be angry with the officious zeal which supposes that its green conceptions can instruct my gray hairs. -Sir W. Scott.
7. Not seasoned; not dry; containing its natural juices; as, green wood, timber, etc. -Shak.
(Bot.), a thorny climbing shrub () having a yellowish green stem and thick leaves, with small clusters of flowers, common in the United States; - called also .
(Zo["o]l.), the pollock.
(Zo["o]l.), an edible, shore crab () of Europe and America; - in New England locally named .
, a crop used for food while in a growing or unripe state, as distingushed from a grain crop, root crop, etc.
. (Min.) (a) Diallage, a variety of pyroxene. (b) Smaragdite.
(Bot.), a North American herbaceous plant ({Aris[ae]ma Dracontium}), resembling the Indian turnip; - called also .
(Min.), a variety of glauconite, found in cavities in amygdaloid and other eruptive rock, and used as a pigment by artists; - called also .
. (a) A south American tree (), having a greenish wood, used for rulers, turned and inlaid work, and in dyeing. (b) The West Indian green ebony. See .
(Pyrotech.), a composition which burns with a green flame. It consists of sulphur and potassium chlorate, with some salt of barium (usually the nitrate), to which the color of the flame is due.
(Zo["o]l.), any green species of plant lice or aphids, esp. those that infest greenhouse plants.
, (Bot.) See , in the Vocabulary.
(Zo["o]l.), one of a pair of large green glands in Crustacea, supposed to serve as kidneys. They have their outlets at the bases of the larger antenn[ae].
, a novice. [Colloq.]
(Bot.), the wood of a lauraceous tree found in the West Indies and in South America, used for shipbuilding or turnery. The green heart of Jamaica and Guiana is the {Nectandra Rodi[oe]i}, that of Martinique is the .
(Min.) dufrenite.
(Bot.), an edible seaweed (); - called also .
(Min.), pyromorphite.
(Zo["o]l.), the greenfinch.
(Zo["o]l.), the cankerworm.
(Min.), serpentine.
, a carbonate of copper, used as a pigment. See .
(Zo["o]l.) a West African long-tailed monkey (), very commonly tamed, and trained to perform tricks. It was introduced into the West Indies early in the last century, and has become very abundant there.
(Old Chem.), a dark green crystalline salt, consisting of ammonia united with certain chlorides of platinum.
(Founding) molding sand used for a mold while slightly damp, and not dried before the cast is made.
(Naut.), a wave that breaks in a solid mass on a vessel's deck.
(Med.), chlorosis.
(Zo["o]l.), one of two harmless American snakes (, and {C. [ae]stivus}). They are bright green in color.
(Zo["o]l.), an edible marine turtle. See .
. (a) (Chem.) Sulphate of iron; a light green crystalline substance, very extensively used in the preparation of inks, dyes, mordants, etc. (b) (Min.) Same as , and .
, articles of pottery molded and shaped, but not yet baked.
(Zo["o]l.), a common European woodpecker (); - called also .
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