(Green) a. [Compar. Greener ; 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 and 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.
Green brier (Bot.), 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 cat brier.
Green con (Zoöl.), the pollock. Green crab (Zoöl.), an edible, shore crab (Carcinus menas) of
Europe and America; in New England locally named joe-rocker. Green crop, a crop used for
food while in a growing or unripe state, as distingushed from a grain crop, root crop, etc. Green
diallage. (Min.) (a) Diallage, a variety of pyroxene. (b) Smaragdite. Green dragon (Bot.), a
North American herbaceous plant (Arisæma Dracontium), resembling the Indian turnip; called also dragon
root. Green earth (Min.), a variety of glauconite, found in cavities in amygdaloid and other eruptive
rock, and used as a pigment by artists; called also mountain green. Green ebony. (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 Ebony. Green fire 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. Green fly (Zoöl.), any green species of plant lice or aphids, esp. those
that infest greenhouse plants. Green gage, (Bot.) See Greengage, in the Vocabulary. Green
gland (Zoöl.), 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. Green hand, a novice. [Colloq.] Green
heart (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 Rodii, that of Martinique
is the Colubrina ferruginosa. Green iron ore (Min.) dufrenite. Green laver (Bot.), an edible
seaweed (Ulva latissima); called also green sloke. Green lead ore pyromorphite. Green
linnet (Zoöl.), the greenfinch. Green looper (Zoöl.), the cankerworm. Green marble serpentine.
Green mineral, a carbonate of copper, used as a pigment. See Greengill. Green monkey
(Zoöl.) 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. Green
salt of Magnus a dark green crystalline salt, consisting of ammonia united with certain chlorides of
platinum. Green sand (Founding) molding sand used for a mold while slightly damp, and not dried
before the cast is made. Green sea a wave that breaks in a solid mass on a vessel's deck. Green
sickness (Med.), chlorosis. Green snake (Zoöl.), one of two harmless American snakes They are