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green

1. noun, slang Paper money, especially in large amounts. Boy, I bet you had to lay down some serious green for that new sports car, huh? How much green is this repair job gonna cost me? Now, don't go shelling out all your green at once just because you've gotten your first paycheck.
2. noun, slang Marijuana, especially that which is inexpensive or of low quality. Dude, I scored some green for the concert!
3. adjective Inexperienced. The new interns are pretty green, but I think they're going to be quick learners.
4. adjective Naïve. The city is full of people ready to take advantage of all the green newcomers that arrive every day.
5. adjective Environmentally conscious or designed not to have an adverse impact on the environment. The new student center was designed with green building principles. This year, our department is trying to focus on all the ways we can be more green.

green

and green folding and green paper and green stuff
n. money; paper money. (see also long bread.) I have so much green stuff, I don’t know what to do with it. What is need is more green! Not promises!

green

around/about the gills
Pale or sickly in appearance.
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References in classic literature ?
Here a great platform had been erected whereon Carthoris could see squatting a huge green warrior, surrounded by others of his kind.
This, then, must be the notorious Hortan Gur, Jeddak of Torquas, the fierce old ogre of the south-western hemisphere, as only for a jeddak are platforms raised in temporary camps or upon the march by the green hordes of Barsoom.
As the Heliumite watched he saw another green warrior push his way forward toward the rostrum.
As I passed the flank of the waiting green men they saw my eyes turned upon them, and in an instant, knowing that all secrecy was at an end, those nearest me sprang to their feet in an effort to cut me off before I could reach the gate.
A dozen green warriors had succeeded in reaching a point between me and the gate, but they had but little idea who it was they had elected to detain.
I did not slacken my speed an iota as I dashed among them, and as they fell before my blade I could not but recall the happy memory of those other battles when Tars Tarkas, Jeddak of Thark, mightiest of Martian green men, had stood shoulder to shoulder with me through long, hot Martian days, as together we hewed down our enemies until the pile of corpses about us rose higher than a tall man's head.
As I had watched the noble fight which the great warrior had put up against such enormous odds my heart had swelled in admiration for him, and acting as I am wont to do, more upon impulse than after mature deliberation, I instantly sprang from my sheltering rock and bounded quickly toward the bodies of the dead green Martians, a well-defined plan of action already formed.
Swift as I was I was none too soon, for the green warrior had been overtaken ere he had made half the distance to the forest, and now he stood with his back to a boulder, while the herd, temporarily balked, hissed and screeched about him.
For an instant they recoiled before my terrific onslaught, and in that instant the green warrior rose to the occasion and, springing to my side, laid to the right and left of him as I had never seen but one other warrior do, with great circling strokes that formed a figure eight about him and that never stopped until none stood living to oppose him, his keen blade passing through flesh and bone and metal as though each had been alike thin air.
I didn't take you to breakfast at the Donjon Inn for the sake of the Green Man."
'Mong the green trees was it whispered, And the bright waves bore it on To the lonely forest flowers, Where the glad news had not gone.
On a silvery mushroom was spread the breakfast; little cakes of flower-dust lay on a broad green leaf, beside a crimson strawberry, which, with sugar from the violet, and cream from the yellow milkweed, made a fairy meal, and their drink was the dew from the flowers' bright leaves.
What would the green earth be without its lovely flowers, and what a lonely home for us!
The soldier wore a handsome green and gold uniform, with a tall hat in which was a waving plume, and he had a belt thickly encrusted with jewels.
"Halt!" said the Soldier with the Green Whiskers, not in a stern voice but rather in a friendly tone.