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greenhouse a building used to grow plants all year long. A greenhouse usually has a glass roof and walls.
greenhouse effect the warming of the earth's surface that takes place when heat from the sun is held in by the earth's atmosphere. The greenhouse effect can be caused by too much carbon dioxide being released into the air from the burning of fossil fuels.
Greenland the largest island in the world, located in the north Atlantic Ocean. Greenland is a part of North America. The island belongs to the country of Denmark, but recently it has gained the right to govern itself in some ways. Nuuk is the capital of Greenland.
green pepper a hollow, somewhat round, fruit that is eaten as a vegetable, especially in salads. The taste of a green pepper is not spicy. A green pepper is called that when the pepper is young and green. If the pepper is allowed to mature, it will become red.
green thumb a special skill to make plants grow well.
greet to speak to with friendly or polite words upon meeting or when starting a letter. [3 definitions]
greeting words or actions used to greet others. [2 definitions]
Grenada an island country in the eastern West Indies north of Trinidad and Tobago. The capital of Grenada is St. George's.
grenade a small bomb that is thrown by hand or shot from a rifle after its fuse is set.
grew past tense of "grow."
grey another spelling of gray.
greyhound a breed of dog. Greyhounds have a narrow body and head and long legs. They can run very fast.
grid a frame of crossing or parallel bars; grating. [2 definitions]
griddle a flat pan or flat heated surface used in cooking.
gridiron a flat frame of metal bars or wires, used for cooking foods. [2 definitions]
gridlock a traffic jam in which no vehicles can move in any direction because key streets are blocked by traffic.
grief great sadness.
grieve to feel great sadness; mourn. [2 definitions]
grill a rack of metal bars used to hold foods for cooking over flames. [4 definitions]
grim stern or harsh. [3 definitions]
grimace a twisting of the face to show pain, disgust, or anger. [2 definitions]