green paper

noun, often capitalized G&P

Definition of green paper 

British

: a government document that proposes and invites discussion on approaches to a problem

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During the cultural celebration, which starts on Dec. 26 and ends Jan. 1, the place is buzzing with energy from dancing to African instruments to making crafts with red, black and green paper. Jonece Starr Dunigan, AL.com, "In small Birmingham church, Kwanzaa traditions kept alive by the young," 30 Dec. 2017

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1967, in the meaning defined above

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