a pigment used in painting consisting mainly of iron silicate, characterized chiefly by its variable grayish-green hue, lack of tinting strength, and permanence.
When to Capitalize “Earth”
When it comes to writing, this common English word confuses many native speakers who aren’t sure whether to use Earth or earth. Why is this an issue? Earth can be either a proper noun or a common noun. In English, proper nouns (nouns which signify a particular person, place, or thing) are capitalized. Following this rule, when Earth is discussed as a specific planet or …
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garden, mountain, yard, countryside, country, environment, woods, hill, open, patio, out-of-doors, without
Origin of green earth
First recorded in 1785–95
Also called terra verde.
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