green earth

noun

1
2
: any of various naturally occurring silicates especially of iron used chiefly as bases for green basic dyes

called also terre verte

Word History

Etymology

translation of French terre verte or Italian terra verde

First Known Use

1695, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of green earth was in 1695

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“Green earth.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/green%20earth. Accessed 24 Jun. 2024.

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