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adjective green pronunciation in British English /ɡriːn/ 
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adjectivegreen
comparativegreener
superlativegreenest
  1. 1
    something that is green is the same colour as grass. If something is similar to this colour, you can say that it is a greenish colour or a greeny colour

    The first bright green leaves were showing.

    green-blue eyes

  2. 2
    a green area has a lot of grass, plants, or trees

    The landscape was gradually getting greener.

    a campaign to protect the city's green spaces

  3. 3
    designed to protect the environment or to limit damage to the environment

    greener farming methods

    wind farms and other green energy schemes

    1. a.
      used about people who care about the environment

      Green campaigners are aiming to block development of the site.

  4. 4
    not yet ready to be eaten

    green tomatoes

  5. 7
    [usually before noun] made from the green leaves of vegetables

    a green salad

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greenness

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