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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Green \Green\ (gr[=e]n), n.
   1. The color of growing plants; the color of the solar
      spectrum intermediate between the yellow and the blue.
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   2. A grassy plain or plat; a piece of ground covered with
      verdant herbage; as, the village green.
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            O'er the smooth enameled green.       --Milton.
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   3. Fresh leaves or branches of trees or other plants;
      wreaths; -- usually in the plural.
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            In that soft season when descending showers
            Call forth the greens, and wake the rising flowers.
                                                  --Pope.
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   4. pl. Leaves and stems of young plants, as spinach, beets,
      etc., which in their green state are boiled for food.
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   5. Any substance or pigment of a green color.
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   Alkali green (Chem.), an alkali salt of a sulphonic acid
      derivative of a complex aniline dye, resembling emerald
      green; -- called also Helvetia green.

   Berlin green. (Chem.) See under Berlin.

   Brilliant green (Chem.), a complex aniline dye, resembling
      emerald green in composition.

   Brunswick green, an oxychloride of copper.

   Chrome green. See under Chrome.

   Emerald green. (Chem.)
      (a) 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 aldehyde green,
          acid green, malachite green, Victoria green,
          solid green, etc. It is usually found as a double
          chloride, with zinc chloride, or as an oxalate.
      (b) See Paris green (below).

   Gaignet's green (Chem.) a green pigment employed by the
      French artist, Adrian Gusgnet, and consisting essentially
      of a basic hydrate of chromium.

   Methyl green (Chem.), an artificial rosaniline dyestuff,
      obtained as a green substance having a brilliant yellow
      luster; -- called also light-green.

   Mineral green. See under Mineral.

   Mountain green. See Green earth, under Green, a.

   Paris green (Chem.), 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 Schweinfurth green, {imperial
      green}, Vienna green, emerald qreen, and {mitis
      green}.

   Scheele's green (Chem.), a green pigment, consisting
      essentially of a hydrous arsenite of copper; -- called
      also Swedish green. It may enter into various pigments
      called parrot green, pickel green, Brunswick green,
      nereid green, or emerald green.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Prussian \Prus"sian\, a. [From Prussia, the country: cf. F.
   prussien.]
   Of or pertaining to Prussia. -- n. A native or inhabitant of
   Prussia.
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   Prussian blue (Chem.), any one of several complex double
      cyanides of ferrous and ferric iron; specifically, a dark
      blue amorphous substance having a coppery luster, obtained
      by adding a solution of potassium ferrocyanide (yellow
      prussiate of potash) to a ferric salt. It is used in
      dyeing, in ink, etc. Called also Williamson's blue,
      insoluble Prussian blue, Berlin blue, etc.

   Prussian carp (Zool.) See Gibel.

   Prussian green. (Chem.) Same as Berlin green, under
      Berlin.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Berlin \Ber"lin\, n. [The capital of Germany]
   1. A four-wheeled carriage, having a sheltered seat behind
      the body and separate from it, invented in the 17th
      century, at Berlin.
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   2. Fine worsted for fancy-work; zephyr worsted; -- called
      also Berlin wool.
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   Berlin black, a black varnish, drying with almost a dead
      surface; -- used for coating the better kinds of ironware.
      --Ure.

   Berlin blue, Prussian blue. --Ure.

   Berlin green, a complex cyanide of iron, used as a green
      dye, and similar to Prussian blue.

   Berlin iron, a very fusible variety of cast iron, from
      which figures and other delicate articles are
      manufactured. These are often stained or lacquered in
      imitation of bronze.

   Berlin shop, a shop for the sale of worsted embroidery and
      the materials for such work.

   Berlin work, worsted embroidery.
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