non·​green ˌnän-ˈgrēn How to pronounce nongreen (audio)
: not green
specifically : containing no chlorophyll
nongreen saprophytes

Examples of nongreen in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In China, for example, banks can borrow at advantageous terms from the central bank using green bonds issued by banks as collateral, when similar nongreen bonds wouldn’t be accepted. Manju Dalal, WSJ, 19 Aug. 2018

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Word History

First Known Use

1897, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of nongreen was in 1897

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“Nongreen.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Apr. 2024.

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non·​green ˈnän-ˈgrēn How to pronounce nongreen (audio)
: having no chlorophyll
nongreen plants
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