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colubrina ferruginosa Explained

Colubrina ferruginosa at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Green \Green\, a. [Compar. {Greener}; superl. {Greenest.}] [OE.
grene, AS. gr?ne; akin to D. groen, OS. gr?ni, OHG. gruoni,
G. gr?n, Dan. & Sw. gr?n, Icel. gr?nn; fr. the root of E.
grow. See {Grow.}]
1. Having the color of grass when fresh and growing;
resembling that color of the solar spectrum which is
between the yellow and the blue; verdant; emerald.

2. Having a sickly color; wan.

To look so green and pale. --Shak.

3. Full of life aud vigor; fresh and vigorous; new; recent;
as, a green manhood; a green wound.

As valid against such an old and beneficent
government as against . . . the greenest usurpation.

4. Not ripe; immature; not fully grown or ripened; as, green
fruit, corn, vegetables, etc.

5. Not roasted; half raw. [R.]

We say the meat is green when half roasted. --L.

6. Immature in age or experience; young; raw; not trained;
awkward; as, green in years or judgment.

I might be angry with the officious zeal which
supposes that its green conceptions can instruct my
gray hairs. --Sir W.

7. Not seasoned; not dry; containing its natural juices; as,
green wood, timber, etc. --Shak.

{Green brier} (Bot.), a thorny climbing shrub ({Emilaz
rotundifolia}) having a yellowish green stem and thick
leaves, with small clusters of flowers, common in the
United States; -- called also {cat brier}.

{Green con} (Zo["o]l.), the pollock.

{Green crab} (Zo["o]l.), an edible, shore crab ({Carcinus
menas}) of Europe and America; -- in New England locally
named {joe-rocker}.

{Green crop}, a crop used for food while in a growing or
unripe state, as distingushed from a grain crop, root
crop, etc.

{Green diallage}. (Min.)
(a) Diallage, a variety of pyroxene.
(b) Smaragdite.

{Green dragon} (Bot.), a North American herbaceous plant
({Aris[ae]ma Dracontium}), resembling the Indian turnip;
-- called also {dragon root}.

{Green earth} (Min.), a variety of glauconite, found in
cavities in amygdaloid and other eruptive rock, and used
as a pigment by artists; -- called also {mountain green}.

{Green ebony}.
(a) A south American tree ({Jacaranda ovalifolia}), having
a greenish wood, used for rulers, turned and inlaid
work, and in dyeing.
(b) The West Indian green ebony. See {Ebony}.

{Green fire} (Pyrotech.), a composition which burns with a
green flame. It consists of sulphur and potassium
chlorate, with some salt of barium (usually the nitrate),
to which the color of the flame is due.

{Green fly} (Zo["o]l.), any green species of plant lice or
aphids, esp. those that infest greenhouse plants.

{Green gage}, (Bot.) See {Greengage}, in the Vocabulary.

{Green gland} (Zo["o]l.), one of a pair of large green glands
in Crustacea, supposed to serve as kidneys. They have
their outlets at the bases of the larger antenn[ae].

{Green hand}, a novice. [Colloq.]

{Green heart} (Bot.), the wood of a lauraceous tree found in
the West Indies and in South America, used for
shipbuilding or turnery. The green heart of Jamaica and
Guiana is the {Nectandra Rodi[oe]i}, that of Martinique is
the {Colubrina ferruginosa}.

{Green iron ore} (Min.) dufrenite.

{Green laver} (Bot.), an edible seaweed ({Ulva latissima});
-- called also {green sloke}.

{Green lead ore} (Min.), pyromorphite.

{Green linnet} (Zo["o]l.), the greenfinch.

{Green looper} (Zo["o]l.), the cankerworm.

{Green marble} (Min.), serpentine.

{Green mineral}, a carbonate of copper, used as a pigment.
See {Greengill}.

{Green monkey} (Zo["o]l.) a West African long-tailed monkey
({Cercopithecus callitrichus}), very commonly tamed, and
trained to perform tricks. It was introduced into the West
Indies early in the last century, and has become very
abundant there.

{Green salt of Magnus} (Old Chem.), a dark green crystalline
salt, consisting of ammonia united with certain chlorides
of platinum.

{Green sand} (Founding) molding sand used for a mold while
slightly damp, and not dried before the cast is made.

{Green sea} (Naut.), a wave that breaks in a solid mass on a
vessel's deck.

{Green sickness} (Med.), chlorosis.

{Green snake} (Zo["o]l.), one of two harmless American snakes
({Cyclophis vernalis}, and {C. [ae]stivus}). They are
bright green in color.

{Green turtle} (Zo["o]l.), an edible marine turtle. See

{Green vitriol}.
(a) (Chem.) Sulphate of iron; a light green crystalline
substance, very extensively used in the preparation of
inks, dyes, mordants, etc.
(b) (Min.) Same as {copperas}, {melanterite} and {sulphate
of iron}.

{Green ware}, articles of pottery molded and shaped, but not
yet baked.

{Green woodpecker} (Zo["o]l.), a common European woodpecker
({Picus viridis}); -- called also {yaffle}.