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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
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Duckweed Devil's Bridge Kilmacduagh Round Tower Crab Lady Sporting the Green
Banana Supply-Chain St. Patrick Coastline Action Four Green Fields Connaught Ladies Pair
Eco Friendly XMas Tree Leprechaun Wearing the Colours Green Boat Cactus Figure
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Last Leaf Foggy Reeds Fruit Shop Owner Heron Takeoff Cave Entrance
Dangerous Photography Green Wave Peppermint Taxi Kiss Me Urquhart Castle
Rising Wave Enjoying the Parade Red-Flag, Green-Flag Rufous Tailed and Green Crowned Brilliant Storm Darwin - Trees Down
Pike Fishing 2 Mountain Farm Western Emerald Mean Green Machine Kermit
Coastal Road Summer Finery Hot Line Mid-summer Melting Emerald Sea
Little Big Ears Death in the Long Grass Emerald Sea Christmas Doors Charcoal Warriors
Green Atlantic Wave Old Man of the Forest Happy St. Patricks Day Tea-Farm Mad
Trim Castle Dragon's Tail Peaceful Clare River  Islands in the Stream Parental Abuse?
Silage Making Falling Water Steel Cactus -  César Manrique Bush Road Country Road - Spring Foliage
Emerald Sea - Fisherman Overtaking the Slow Lane Male fern (Dryopteris filix-mas) Head Shot Into the Void
The Eye of the Bridge Foggy Dawn Black Taxi at Honester Pass (B5289) Reflections Parson's Chameleon (Calumma parsonii)
Roadside Decoration Quartz Vein Fishermen  Swamp Beaver (Ondatra zibethicus) Eye of the Bridge 2
Flying Tongue Typical Stone Barn Forest Path Spring Leaves - morning light Green Wave
The Safari Guides Sunlit Leaves Green Lagoon Bluebell Woods North, South, East & West
Disgruntled Male Cormorant Motel Ready for Action Green Eyes Squeegee Man
Mud Road - Wet Season Madagascar Day Gecko (Phelsuma madagascariensis madagascariensis) Parson's Chameleon The Boys are back in Town Reeling it back in
Riverfest 2017 Green Chameleon Giant Comet Moth (Argema mittrei) caterpillar Green Chameleon Green Chameleon
Deception Pass Bridge Summer Floods Transfăgărășan Roadside Shrine Limerick Flag Boat Foggy Autumn Morning
Roman Pack-Horse Bridge Spring has Sprung