green glass

  1. glass of low quality, colored green by impurities in the materials from which it is made.

Origin of green glass

First recorded in 1650–60

Words Nearby green glass Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use green glass in a sentence

  • Nothing in the world but a row of green glass bottles turned upside down and embedded in cement!

  • Here, in a damp depression among the reeds, had lain the wicker-covered bottle of green glass in which they carried their water.

  • Look here: this thing ain't even a fool arrow-head; it's nothin' but a bit o' green glass!

    The Aztec Treasure-House | Thomas Allibone Janvier
  • The grass blades on the ordered lawns were green glass along which the quiet light trickled.

    Narcissus | Evelyn Scott
  • A strange sight met my eyes through the green glass goggles which I wore over them.

British Dictionary definitions for green glass

green glass

  1. glass in its natural colour, usually greenish as a result of metallic substances in the raw materials

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