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Glinda: It's all grand!
Elphaba: And it's all green!
Wicked, "One Short Day"

Green is one of the most soothing colors in existence, occurring squarely in the middle of the visible light spectrum. It is the color of most plants (and the color of chlorophyll), and it often symbolizes a strong healthy environment.

By the same token, green has come to symbolize envy, poor health in people, and strange and unusual powers in anything not considered part of nature. Ghosts, digital technology and radiation are all associated with green.

Occasionally it can also symbolize greed, incidentally also being the famous default color of United States bank notes (as in, "green stuff").

Culturally, it is well-known as the symbolic color of Ireland, of the environmental movement, and of Islam.



  • Emerald Power: The color green equals mysterious or mystical powers.
  • Green and Mean: Villains who wear green, have green skin, or both.
  • Green Around the Gills: Nausea depicted in fiction as a character's face turning green.
  • Green Boy Color: Video game graphics emulating the Game Boy monochromatic green palette.
  • Green-Eyed Monster: When envy elicits evil.
  • Green Gators: Crocodilians depicted as various shades of green; real ones are either gray or tan.
  • Green Is Blue: Eastern symbols for "blue" and "green" being the same.
  • Green Is Gross: The color green used to denote disgusting things.
  • Green Rocks: An object, technology, or substance whose effects are seemingly random and varied.
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  • Green-Skinned Space Babe: An attractive alien woman with a non-standard (often blue or green) skin color.
  • Little Green Men: Stereotypical aliens portrayed as small and green.
  • Mystical Jade: Jade is given magical/supernatural powers.
  • Technicolor Toxin: Poison and other toxic materials are vividly colored, in particular halogen green and deep purple are often used.
  • Wind Is Green: Wind associated with the color green.
  • Yellow Earth, Green Earth: Earth can sometimes be associated with the color green.