green thumb

noun

: an unusual ability to make plants grow
green-thumbed adjective

Examples of green thumb in a Sentence

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Word History

First Known Use

1937, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of green thumb was in 1937

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

Kids Definition

green thumb

noun
: an unusual ability to make plants grow
green-thumbed
ˈgrēn-ˈthəmd
adjective
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