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Green is a color, the perception of which is evoked by light having a spectrum dominated by energy with a wavelength of roughly 520–570 nanometres. In the subtractive color system, it is not a primary color, but is created out of a mixture of yellow and blue, or yellow and cyan; it is considered one of the additive primary colors. On the RGB color wheel, the complement of green is magenta.
The word green is closely related to the Old English verb growan, "to grow". It is used to describe plants or the ocean. Sometimes it can also describe someone who is inexperienced, jealous, or sick. In the USA, green is a slang term for money, among other things. Several colloquialisms have derived from these meanings, such as "green around the gills", a phrase used to describe a person who looks ill.
Several minerals have a green color, including emerald, which is colored green by its chromium content. Animals such as frogs, lizards, and other reptiles and amphibians, fish, insects, and birds, appear green because of a mixture of layers of blue and green coloring on their skin. By far the largest contributor to green in nature is chlorophyll, the chemical by which plants photosynthesize. Many creatures have adapted to their green environments by taking on a green hue themselves as camouflage.
Culturally, green has broad and sometimes contradictory meanings. In some cultures, green symbolizes hope and growth, while in others, it is associated with death, sickness, envy, or the devil. The most common associations, however, are found in its ties to nature. For example, Islam venerates the color, as it expects paradise to be full of lush greenery. Green is also associated with regeneration, fertility and rebirth for its connections to nature. Recent political groups have taken on the color as symbol of environmental protection and social justice, and consider themselves part of the Green movement, some naming themselves Green parties. This has led to similar campaigns in advertising, as companies have sold green, or environmentally friendly, products. Reference: Wikipedia
St. Patricks's Day Parade Enjoying a Sprite Inca Staircase Teak Leaf St. Patrick
Crab Lady Leprechaun Bikers Three Boats Curiousity Sporting the Green
Going Fishing Leprechaun Wearing the Colours Connaught Ladies Pair Devil's Bridge
Green Boat Fern in the Forest Last Leaf Briar Leaves in the Forest Heron Takeoff
Foggy Reeds Coastline Action Duckweed Four Green Fields Gate-Lodge 19th c.
Sorting Sardines Going Fishing Cactus Figure Christmas Decorations Eco Friendly XMas Tree
Kilmacduagh Round Tower Green Water 2 Green Water Tomatillo Kermit
Kiss Me Enjoying the Parade Dangerous Photography Fruit Shop Owner Red-Flag, Green-Flag
Straw Sculpture Pike Fishing 2 Rufous Tailed and Green Crowned Brilliant Western Emerald Rising Wave
Green Wave Kingfisher Peppermint Taxi Cave Entrance Mean Green Machine
Summer Finery Coastal Road Mountain Farm Hot Line Death in the Long Grass
Christmas Doors Mid-summer Melting Silage Making Urquhart Castle Storm Darwin - Trees Down
Mountain Farm Country Road - Spring Foliage Into the Void Mad Banana Supply-Chain
Bush Road Tea-Farm Happy St. Patricks Day Little Big Ears Dragon's Tail
Roadside Decoration Peaceful Clare River  Islands in the Stream Falling Water Male fern (Dryopteris filix-mas)
Quartz Vein Green Lagoon Steel Cactus -  César Manrique Green Atlantic Wave Reflections
The Eye of the Bridge Black Taxi at Honester Pass (B5289) Typical Stone Barn Parental Abuse? Foggy Dawn
Eye of the Bridge 2 Bluebell Woods North, South, East & West Spring Leaves - morning light Cormorant Motel