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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Green \Green\ (gr[=e]n), a. [Compar. Greener (gr[=e]n"[~e]r);
   superl. Greenest.] [OE. grene, AS. gr[=e]ne; akin to D.
   groen, OS. gr[=o]ni, OHG. gruoni, G. gr["u]n, Dan. & Sw.
   gr["o]n, Icel. gr[ae]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.
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   2. Having a sickly color; wan.
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            To look so green and pale.            --Shak.
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   3. Full of life and vigor; fresh and vigorous; new; recent;
      as, a green manhood; a green wound.
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            As valid against such an old and beneficent
            government as against . . . the greenest usurpation.
                                                  --Burke.
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   4. Not ripe; immature; not fully grown or ripened; as, green
      fruit, corn, vegetables, etc.
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   5. Not roasted; half raw. [R.]
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            We say the meat is green when half roasted. --L.
                                                  Watts.
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   6. Immature in age, judgment, or experience; inexperienced;
      young; raw; not trained; awkward; as, green in years or
      judgment.
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            I might be angry with the officious zeal which
            supposes that its green conceptions can instruct my
            gray hairs.                           --Sir W.
                                                  Scott.
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   7. Not seasoned; not dry; containing its natural juices; as,
      green wood, timber, etc. --Shak.
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   8. (Politics) Concerned especially with protection of the
      enviroment; -- of political parties and political
      philosophies; as, the European green parties.
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   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 (Zool.), the pollock.

   Green crab (Zool.), 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
      (Aris[ae]ma 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 (Jacaranda ovalifolia), having
          a greenish wood, used for rulers, turned and inlaid
          work, and in dyeing.
      (b) The West Indian green ebony. See Ebony.

   Green fire (Pyrotech.), 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 (Zool.), any green species of plant lice or
      aphids, esp. those that infest greenhouse plants.

   Green gage, (Bot.) See Greengage, in the Vocabulary.

   Green gland (Zool.), 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 antenn[ae].

   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 Rodi[oe]i, 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 (Min.), pyromorphite.

   Green linnet (Zool.), the greenfinch.

   Green looper (Zool.), the cankerworm.

   Green marble (Min.), serpentine.

   Green mineral, a carbonate of copper, used as a pigment.
      See Greengill.

   Green monkey (Zool.) 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 (Old Chem.), 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 (Naut.), a wave that breaks in a solid mass on a
      vessel's deck.

   Green sickness (Med.), chlorosis.

   Green snake (Zool.), one of two harmless American snakes
      (Cyclophis vernalis, and C. [ae]stivus). They are
      bright green in color.

   Green turtle (Zool.), an edible marine turtle. See
      Turtle.

   Green vitriol.
      (a) (Chem.) Sulphate of iron; a light green crystalline
          substance, very extensively used in the preparation of
          inks, dyes, mordants, etc.
      (b) (Min.) Same as copperas, melanterite and {sulphate
          of iron}.

   Green ware, articles of pottery molded and shaped, but not
      yet baked.

   Green woodpecker (Zool.), a common European woodpecker
      (Picus viridis); -- called also yaffle.
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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:

Mountain \Moun"tain\ (moun"t[i^]n), a.
   1. Of or pertaining to a mountain or mountains; growing or
      living on a mountain; found on or peculiar to mountains;
      among mountains; as, a mountain torrent; mountain pines;
      mountain goats; mountain air; mountain howitzer.
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   2. Like a mountain; mountainous; vast; very great.
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            The high, the mountain majesty of worth. --Byron.
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   Mountain antelope (Zool.), the goral.

   Mountain ash (Bot.), an ornamental tree, the {Pyrus
      Americana} (or Sorbus Americana), producing beautiful
      bunches of red berries. Its leaves are pinnate, and its
      flowers white, growing in fragrant clusters. The European
      species is the Pyrus aucuparia, or rowan tree.

   Mountain barometer, a portable barometer, adapted for safe
      transportation, used in measuring the heights of
      mountains.

   Mountain beaver (Zool.), the sewellel.

   Mountain blue (Min.), blue carbonate of copper; azurite.

   Mountain cat (Zool.), the catamount. See Catamount.

   Mountain chain, a series of contiguous mountain ranges,
      generally in parallel or consecutive lines or curves.

   Mountain cock (Zool.), capercailzie. See Capercailzie.

   Mountain cork (Min.), a variety of asbestus, resembling
      cork in its texture.

   Mountain crystal. See under Crystal.

   Mountain damson (Bot.), a large tree of the genus
      Simaruba (Simaruba amarga) growing in the West Indies,
      which affords a bitter tonic and astringent, sometimes
      used in medicine.

   Mountain dew, Scotch whisky, so called because often
      illicitly distilled among the mountains. [Humorous]

   Mountain ebony (Bot.), a small leguminous tree ({Bauhinia
      variegata}) of the East and West Indies; -- so called
      because of its dark wood. The bark is used medicinally and
      in tanning.

   Mountain flax (Min.), a variety of asbestus, having very
      fine fibers; amianthus. See Amianthus.

   Mountain fringe (Bot.), climbing fumitory. See under
      Fumitory.

   Mountain goat. (Zool.) See Mazama.

   Mountain green. (Min.)
      (a) Green malachite, or carbonate of copper.
      (b) See Green earth, under Green, a.

   Mountain holly (Bot.), a branching shrub ({Nemopanthes
      Canadensis}), having smooth oblong leaves and red berries.
      It is found in the Northern United States.

   Mountain laurel (Bot.), an American shrub ({Kalmia
      latifolia}) with glossy evergreen leaves and showy
      clusters of rose-colored or white flowers. The foliage is
      poisonous. Called also American laurel, ivy bush, and
      calico bush. See Kalmia.

   Mountain leather (Min.), a variety of asbestus, resembling
      leather in its texture.

   Mountain licorice (Bot.), a plant of the genus Trifolium
      (Trifolium Alpinum).

   Mountain limestone (Geol.), a series of marine limestone
      strata below the coal measures, and above the old red
      standstone of Great Britain. See Chart of Geology.

   Mountain linnet (Zool.), the twite.

   Mountain magpie. (Zool.)
      (a) The yaffle, or green woodpecker.
      (b) The European gray shrike.

   Mountain mahogany (Bot.) See under Mahogany.

   Mountain meal (Min.), a light powdery variety of calcite,
      occurring as an efflorescence.

   Mountain milk (Min.), a soft spongy variety of carbonate of
      lime.

   Mountain mint. (Bot.) See Mint.

   Mountain ousel (Zool.), the ring ousel; -- called also
      mountain thrush and mountain colley. See Ousel.

   Mountain pride, or Mountain green (Bot.), a tree of
      Jamaica (Spathelia simplex), which has an unbranched
      palmlike stem, and a terminal cluster of large, pinnate
      leaves.

   Mountain quail (Zool.), the plumed partridge ({Oreortyx
      pictus}) of California. It has two long, slender,
      plumelike feathers on the head. The throat and sides are
      chestnut; the belly is brown with transverse bars of black
      and white; the neck and breast are dark gray.

   Mountain range, a series of mountains closely related in
      position and direction.

   Mountain rice. (Bot.)
      (a) An upland variety of rice, grown without irrigation,
          in some parts of Asia, Europe, and the United States.
      (b) An American genus of grasses (Oryzopsis).

   Mountain rose (Bot.), a species of rose with solitary
      flowers, growing in the mountains of Europe ({Rosa
      alpina}).

   Mountain soap (Min.), a soft earthy mineral, of a brownish
      color, used in crayon painting; saxonite.

   Mountain sorrel (Bot.), a low perennial plant ({Oxyria
      digyna} with rounded kidney-form leaves, and small
      greenish flowers, found in the White Mountains of New
      Hampshire, and in high northern latitudes. --Gray.

   Mountain sparrow (Zool.), the European tree sparrow.

   Mountain spinach. (Bot.) See Orach.

   Mountain tobacco (Bot.), a composite plant ({Arnica
      montana}) of Europe; called also leopard's bane.

   Mountain witch (Zool.), a ground pigeon of Jamaica, of the
      genus Geotrygon.
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