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 for Green earth
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">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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