non·​green | \ ˌnän-ˈgrēn How to pronounce nongreen (audio) \

Definition of nongreen

: not green specifically : containing no chlorophyll nongreen saprophytes

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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, "Environmentally Unfriendly Deals Highlight Gray Areas for ‘Green Bonds’," 19 Aug. 2018

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1897, in the meaning defined above

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“Nongreen.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 19 January 2020.

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