July proved to the greenest month ever for the American car industry—again.
The Daily Beast crunches the numbers to determine the 25 cities with the greenest citizens.
Even the greenest of politicos knows that no matter the politics of the present, campaign season is just around the corner.
The fleet of vehicles sold last month was the greenest on record.
November was likely the greenest month for car sales in modern American history.
On the greenest turf, underneath an oak, there sat three persons, in the bloom of youth.
She led Kate to the greenest places in the yard, and let her eat the grass.
In a few minutes she came to a romantic spring, open to the sky for many yards around, with greenest verdure covering the earth.
It was green—the greenest watermelon raised in the valley that year.
But the greenest, homeliest, unlikeliest, babiest babes I ever encountered were these two in the hole.
Old English grene "green, young, immature, raw," earlier groeni, from West Germanic *gronja- (cf. Old Saxon grani, Old Frisian grene, Old Norse grænn, Danish grøn, Dutch groen, Old High German gruoni, German grün), from PIE root *ghre- "grow" (see grass), through sense of "color of living plants."
Meaning "a field, grassy place" was in Old English. Sense of "of tender age, youthful" is from early 15c.; hence "gullible" (c.1600). The color of jealousy at least since Shakespeare (1596); "Greensleeves," ballad of an inconstant lady-love, is from 1570s. Green light in figurative sense of "permission" is from 1937. Green and red as signals on railways first attested 1883, as nighttime substitutes for semaphore flags. Green beret originally "British commando" is from 1949. Green room "room for actors when not on stage" is from 1701; presumably a well-known one was painted green.
Old English grenian (see green (n.,adj.)). Related: Greened; greening.