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green card

noun

Simple Definition of green card

  • : a card indicating that a person from a foreign country can live and work in the U.S.

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of green card

  1. :  an identity card attesting the permanent resident status of an alien in the United States

green–carder noun

Law Dictionary

green card

noun

Legal Definition of green card

  1. :  an identity card attesting the permanent resident status of an alien in the U.S.



Origin of green card

from the fact that it was formerly colored green


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