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GREEN -- green thumb

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the ability to grow plants and flowers easily

My grandma has the most beautiful garden.  She definitely has a green thumb.

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GREEN -- greens

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green vegetables

I try to eat the right amount of greens everyday.  I know it's good for my health.

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GREEN -- St. Patrick's Day

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a celebration of the day Christianity arrived in Ireland (a country with beautiful green land)

It’s fun to wear green clothing or anything green on St. Patrick’s Day.  If you don’t, you might get pinched.

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GREEN -- the grass is always greener on the other side

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when things seem to be better in other places

Conversation:

Wayne:  My neighbor has it all.  He’s got a great family, a nice house, and a new car.  

Polly:  I suggest counting your blessings and stop thinking that the grass is always greener on the other side.

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GREY -- Greyhound

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a bus company that you can take to travel almost everywhere in the United States

My dad and I took the Greyhound to see the Grand Canyon.  It was an enjoyable ride and the Canyon was stupendous!

ORANGE -- apples and oranges

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comparing two things that aren’t really alike

Jogging versus running is like comparing apples and oranges.

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ORANGE -- carrots

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orange vegetables that are considered to be the root of the plant

My oldest son loves to snack on carrots since they’re healthy and easy to take to work.

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ORANGE -- oranges & tangerines

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types of fruit

Freshly squeezed orange juice is healthy to drink in the morning.  (and)  I like taking tangerines to work.  They're a great, quick snack.

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ORANGE -- pumpkin

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a large round part of the plant which has a thick shell and pulp and many seeds inside

You’ll see lots of pumpkins everywhere around Halloween.  It’s fun to see the ones where people have carved out a face on them. 

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PINK -- pink eye

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an infection that causes the white part of the eye to become pink

Conversation:

Daughter:  Mom ... what’s up with that man’s eye?  

Mother:  Oh, he must have pink eye.

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