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Definition of green noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1[uncountable, countable] the color of grass and the leaves of most plants and trees the green of the countryside in spring The room was decorated in a combination of greens and blues. She was dressed all in green.
  2. vegetables
  3. 2greens [plural] vegetables with dark green leaves Eat up your greens.
  4. area of grass
  5. 3[countable] (in golf) an area of grass cut short around a hole in a golf course the 18th green Did the ball land on the green? see also bowling green, putting green
  6. politics
  7. 4Green [countable] a person who supports a group or political party whose main aim is the protection of the environment
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: green