from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- Green, William 1873-1952. American labor leader who as president of the American Federation of Labor (1924-1952) led the struggle with the Congress of Industrial Organizations after the two unions split (1936).
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- proper n. A common English surname.
Either a topographic name for someone who lived near a village green, or was just fond of the colour. (Wiktionary)