Various shades of green




  • The colour of growing foliage, as well as other plant cells containing chlorophyll; the colour between yellow and blue in the visible spectrum; one of the primary additive colour for transmitted light; the colour obtained by subtracting red and blue from white light using cyan and yellow filters.
  • A member of a green party; an environmentalist.
  • A putting green, the part of a golf course near the hole.
  • The surface upon which bowls is played.
  • One of the colour balls used in snooker, with a value of 3 points.
  • a public patch of land in the middle of a settlement.
  • A grassy plain; a piece of ground covered with verdant herbage.
  • Fresh leaves or branches of trees or other plants; wreaths.
  • Any substance or pigment of a green colour.
  • A green light used as a signal.
  • Marijuana.
  • Money.
  • One of the three color charges for quarks.


  • To make (something) green, to turn (something) green.
  • To become or grow green in colour.
  • To add greenspaces to (a town, etc.).
  • To become environmentally aware.
  • To make (something) environmentally friendly.


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  • From Middle English grene, from Old English grēne, from Proto-West Germanic *grōnī, from Proto-Germanic *grōniz (compare North Frisian green, West Frisian grien, Dutch groen, Low German grön, green, greun, German grün, Danish and Norwegian Nynorsk grøn, Swedish grön, Norwegian Bokmål grønn, {{cog|is|grænn
  • ), from Proto-Indo-European *gʰreh₁- ("to grow"). More at grow.
  • From Middle English grene, from the adjective (see above).
  • From Middle English grenen, from Old English grēnian, from Proto-Germanic *grōnijōną, *grōnijaną, from the adjective (see above). Cognate with Saterland Frisian gräinje, German Low German grönen, German grünen, Swedish gröna, Icelandic gróna.

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