Webster 1913 Edition
grēne; akin to D.
grün, Dan. & Sw.
grænn; fr. the root of E.
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.
Having a sickly color; wan.
To look so
Full of life and vigor; fresh and vigorous; new; recent;
As valid against such an old and beneficent government as against . . . the
Not ripe; immature; not fully grown or ripened;
greenfruit, corn, vegetables, etc.
Not roasted; half raw.
We say the meat is
greenwhen half roasted.
Immature in age, judgment, or experience; inexperienced; young; raw; not trained; awkward;
greenin years or judgment
I might be angry with the officious zeal which supposes that its
greenconceptions can instruct my gray hairs.
Sir W. Scott.
Not seasoned; not dry; containing its natural juices;
greenwood, timber, etc.
a thorny climbing shrub (–
Emilaz rotundifolia) having a yellowish green stem and thick leaves, with small clusters of flowers, common in the United States; – called also
an edible, shore crab (–
Carcinus menas) 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.–
Diallage, a variety of pyroxene.
a North American herbaceous plant (–
Arisæma Dracontium), resembling the Indian turnip; – called also
a variety of glauconite, found in cavities in amygdaloid and other eruptive rock, and used as a pigment by artists; – called also–
A south American tree (
Jacaranda ovalifolia), having a greenish wood, used for rulers, turned and inlaid work, and in dyeing.
The West Indian green ebony.See
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.–
any green species of plant lice or aphids, esp. those that infest greenhouse plants.–
Greengage, in the Vocabulary.
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 antennæ.–
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 Rodiœi, that of Martinique is the
Green iron ore(
an edible seaweed (–
Ulva latissima); – called also
Green lead ore(
a carbonate of copper, used as a pigment. See–
a West African long-tailed monkey (–
Cercopithecus callitrichus), 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.
Green salt of Magnus(
a dark green crystalline salt, consisting of ammonia united with certain chlorides of platinum.–
molding sand used for a mold while slightly damp, and not dried before the cast is made.–
a wave that breaks in a solid mass on a vessel’s deck.–
one of two harmless American snakes (–
Cyclophis vernalis, and
C. æstivus). They are bright green in color.
an edible marine turtle. See–
Sulphate of iron; a light green crystalline substance, very extensively used in the preparation of inks, dyes, mordants, etc.
sulphate of iron.
articles of pottery molded and shaped, but not yet baked.–
a common European woodpecker (
Picus viridis); – called also
The color of growing plants; the color of the solar spectrum intermediate between the yellow and the blue.
A grassy plain or plat; a piece of ground covered with verdant herbage;
as, the village.
O'er the smooth enameled
Fresh leaves or branches of trees or other plants; wreaths; – usually in the plural.
In that soft season when descending showers
Call forth the
Call forth the
greens, and wake the rising flowers.
Leaves and stems of young plants, as spinach, beets, etc., which in their green state are boiled for food.
Any substance or pigment of a green color.
an alkali salt of a sulphonic acid derivative of a complex aniline dye, resembling emerald green; – called also–
a complex aniline dye, resembling emerald green in composition.–
an oxychloride of copper.–
A complex basic derivative of aniline produced as a metallic, green crystalline substance, and used for dyeing silk, wool, and mordanted vegetable fiber a brilliant green; – called also
solid green, etc. It is usually found as a double chloride, with zinc chloride, or as an oxalate.
a green pigment employed by the French artist, Adrian Gusgnet, and consisting essentially of a basic hydrate of chromium.–
an artificial rosaniline dyestuff, obtained as a green substance having a brilliant yellow luster; – called also–
Green earth, under
a poisonous green powder, consisting of a mixture of several double salts of the acetate and arsenite of copper. It has found very extensive use as a pigment for wall paper, artificial flowers, etc., but particularly as an exterminator of insects, as the potato bug; – called also–
emerald qreen, and
a green pigment, consisting essentially of a hydrous arsenite of copper; – called also
Swedish green. It may enter into various pigments called
nereid green, or
imp. & p. p.
p. pr. & vb. n.
To make green.
To become or grow green.
greeningslope and singing flood.
Webster 1828 Edition
1.Properly, growing, flourishing, as plants; hence, of the color of herbage and plants when growing, a color composed of blue and yellow rays, one of blue and yellow rays, one of the original prismatic colors; verdant.
2.New; fresh; recent; as a green wound.
The greenest usurpation.
3.Fresh; flourishing; undecayed; as green old age.
4.Containing its natural juices; not dry; not seasoned; as green wood; green timber.
5.Not roasted; half raw.
We say the meat is green, when half-roasted.
[Rarely, if ever used in America.]
6.Unripe; immature; not arrived to perfection; as green fruit. Hence,
7.Immature in age; young; as green in age or judgment.
8.Pale; sickly; wan; of a greenish pale color.
1.A grassy plain or plat; a piece of ground covered with verdant herbage.
O'er the smooth enameled green.
2.Fresh leaves or branches of trees or other plants; wreaths; usually in the plural.
The fragrant greens I seek, my brows to bind.
3.The leaves and stems of young plants used in cookery or dressed for food in the spring; in the plural.