Share this entry

Share this page

green thumb

Syllabification: green thumb

Definition of green thumb in English:

noun

North American informal
Natural talent for growing plants: you don’t need a green thumb to grow them
More example sentences
  • If you have a green thumb and a bit of spare time maybe you should think about putting on the gardening gloves and becoming involved in the community gardens.
  • For those of you without a green thumb, I have the perfect spring tonic - wildflower walks.
  • If you have a green thumb, why not provide lawn care for some of your neighbors?

Definition of green thumb in:

Share this entry

Share this page

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources

Word of the day Sprachgefühl
Pronunciation: ˈSHpräkɡəˌf(y)o͞ol
noun
intuitive understanding of a language’s natural idiom…