Origin of green thumb
OTHER WORDS FROM green thumbgreen-thumbed, adjectivegreen-thumber, noun
Words nearby green thumb
How to use green thumb in a sentence
My dad has always had a green thumb, but it definitely skipped a generation.Personal Rise Garden review: A simple solution for bad plant parents|Tony Ware|July 22, 2021|Popular-Science
It could be building raised garden beds outside if you have a green thumb and enjoy watching things grow.
Whether you’re in an office or a porch, keeping a plant alive doesn’t always come down to your green thumb.
I really wanted Trenchmouth to succeed and at the time wished we were as big as Green Day.
It’s cool because Trenchmouth opened for Green Day in the early ‘90s in Wisconsin.
I just did one [Geezer] with Billie Joe Armstrong from Green Day.
It took me 1,015 strokes to see this shade of green in a world of orange, and my jaw nearly dropped.Lost For Thousands of Strokes: 'Desert Golfing' Is 'Angry Birds' as Modern Art|Alec Kubas-Meyer|January 2, 2015|DAILY BEAST
At the highest navigable point of the Congo River, thick jungle creates an impenetrable wall of green around a large island.
With the dispersal of the spores the cone shrivels up, and then the stems starts to send out green branches.
The plant as a whole remains green until late in the autumn.
A few, very few, little dots had run back over that green patch—the others had passed down into the world of darkness.Gallipoli Diary, Volume I|Ian Hamilton
I could see only the stretch of green before me, and I felt as if I must walk on forever, without coming to the end of it.The Awakening and Selected Short Stories|Kate Chopin
It was a spring day, and the fat buds of the chestnuts were bursting into magnificent green plumes.Children's Ways|James Sully
British Dictionary definitions for green thumb
Cultural definitions for green thumb
A knack for growing plants and keeping them healthy: “All my houseplants are in sorry shape; it's clear I don't have a green thumb.”
Other Idioms and Phrases with green thumb
A knack for making plants grow well, as in Just look at Louise's plants—she really has a green thumb. This term presumably alludes to the stained fingers of an avid gardener. [First half of 1900s]