(adj.) = green ; unripe ; underripe ; unripened. Ex: If the spot stays yellow the paper is decidedly acid; an in-between colour (green, grey, grey-green, yellow-green) indicates mild acidity; while if the spot goes purple, the paper is near-neutral or alkaline. Ex: Unripe seeds do not have all the things they need to grow. Ex: Underripe and overripe melons had as much as 20% less lycopene than fully ripe melons, with maturity effects dependent on the variety. Ex: To ripen tomatoes, add a whole lime to unripened tomatoes in a paper bag and store at room temperature for a few days. ---- * alerta verde = green alert. * Cabo Verde = Cape Verde. * color verde = green. * dar luz verde = give + Nombre + the thumbs up ; give + Nombre + the nod ; give + Nombre + the green light. * de color verde botella = bottle green. * de color verde oscuro = bottle green. * estar verde = be wet behind the ears ; be a bit green ; be green behind the ears. * estar verde de envidia = be green with envy. * fruta verde = unripe fruit. * indumentaria verde = greens. * Islas de Cabo Verde = Cape Verde Islands. * judía verde = green bean ; runner bean ; French bean ; string bean. * libro verde = green paper. * manzana verde = green apple. * menta verde = spearmint. * poner verde = mouth off ; get + the rough edge of + Posesivo + tongue ; trash ; call + Nombre + all the names under the sun ; slag + Nombre + off ; cut + Nombre + up ; tear + Nombre + down ; slate ; rubbish. * República de Cabo Verde = Cape Verde. * República de las Islas de Cabo Verde = Cape Verde Islands. * té verde = green tea. * verde aceituna = olive green. * verde azulado = blue-green. * verde botella = bottle green. * verde brillante = bright green. * verde chillón = parrot green ; bright green. * verde esmeralda = emerald green. * verde intenso = bright green. * verde loro = parrot green. * verde manzana = apple green. * verde mar = sea green. * verde marino = sea green. * verde oliva = olive green. * verde pistacho = pistachio green. * verdes, los = green, the. * verde turquesa = turquoise green. * verde vivo = bright green. * vestimenta verde = greens. * zona verde = grassy area ; parkland area. (adj.) = bawdy ; racy ; saucy ; ribald. Ex: Their secondary aim was to print piratical, scurrilous and bawdy material for the people of Dublin. Ex: Today, nudity, sex, and excessive violence are not an issue and even the raciest films would garner a PG-13 rating from the Motion Picture Association of America, and most are even tamer than that. Ex: Although some British seaside resorts still sell saucy postcards, they are not as popular as they used to be. Ex: About this time several of the old crones of the tribe offered their ribald advice on how the new couple should conduct themselves off in the forest together. ---- * viejo verde = dirty old man ; old lecher ; lecher ; lech.