- noun a person with a concern for ecological and environmental problems
- adjective showing concern about or sensitivity towards environmental issues
- adjective supporting or promoting the protection of the environment
- noun a supporter or advocate of protecting the environment, especially a member of a political party concerned with environmental issues
- noun money. Banknotes of all denominations are green in the USA. In Britain, pound notes were green until replaced by coins in the 1980s.
- noun a £5 note or the sum of five pounds. The UK banknote is dark turquoise in colour.
- noun weed, from the usual colour of herbal cannabis. A fashionable synonym for the earlier grass, heard especially since 2000.
- noun the closely mown area at the end of a fairway on a golf course on which the hole for the ball is located
- used to describe a wine that is still too acidic or too young to drink and enjoy
- used to describe a wine with high acidity and grassy flavours
Origin & History of “green”
is pre-eminently the colour of growing plants, and so appropriately it was formed from
prehistoric Germanic base
-, as produced the verb grow
. Its west
Germanic derivative *gronjaz
gave German grün
, Dutch groen
, Swedish grön
, and Danish grøn
as English green