green earth

noun

Definition of green earth

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

called also terre verte

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First Known Use of green earth

1695, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for green earth

translation of French terre verte or Italian terra verde

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“Green earth.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/green%20earth. Accessed 9 Dec. 2021.

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