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green fingers

plural noun, British Informal.
Origin of green fingers
First recorded in 1930-35 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Overhead the spruce boughs met, and laced their green fingers together, sending down a damp, spicy odor.

    Ross Grant Tenderfoot John Garland
  • He could see the brown and green fingers of seaweed clutching the sand when the waves went out.

    Captives of the Flame Samuel R. Delany
British Dictionary definitions for green fingers

green fingers

plural noun
considerable talent or ability to grow plants US and Canadian equivalent green thumb
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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green fingers

noun phrase

Exceptional skill at growing plants (1934+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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