- 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.
- Having a sickly color; wan."To look so green and pale." [Shak.]
- 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.]
- Not ripe; immature; not fully grown or ripened; as, green fruit, corn, vegetables, etc.
- Not roasted; half raw.(R)"We say the meat is green when half roasted." [L. Watts. ]
- Immature in age, judgment, or experience; inexperienced; 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. ]
- Not seasoned; not dry; containing its natural juices; as, green wood, timber, etc.
- [Politics] Concerned especially with protection of the enviroment; -- of political parties and political philosophies; as, the European green parties.
Etymology: OE. grene, AS. grēne; akin to D. groen, OS. grōni, OHG. gruoni, G. grün, Dan. & Sw. grön, Icel. grænn; fr. the root of E. grow. See Grow.