1. Green with vegetation; covered with green growth
3. Lacking experience or sophistication; naive
Hmmm, interesting word considering most of the country is completely blanketed in snow...
This word, meaning "green", dates to the 1580's and comes from Middle French virdeant ("becoming green"). Virdeant is the present participle of Old French verdeiier ("becoming green") which derives from *viridiare ("grow green, make green), the Vulgar Latin version of Latin's viridis ("green").
For a refresher on what 'Vulgar Latin' is, read my post on Bonanza.
Since we're on the topic of green...Go Pack!
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Today's word and the first definition were both taken from Dictionary.com's 'Word of the Day' for Sunday, February 6
Etymologies come from the Oxford English Dictionary and/or Etymonline.com