green fingers

plural noun

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web His tiny, green fingers were flared across Waldo’s fur. Chicago Tribune,, 2 June 2018 In other words, S.A.I.D. usually looks nothing like Steve, with its long purplish streak and green fingers. Jacey Fortin, New York Times, 15 Mar. 2018

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Word History

First Known Use

1980, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of green fingers was in 1980

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“Green fingers.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Jun. 2023.

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