Green Thumb Meaning & Sentence Examples

Green Thumb Definition, Sentence Examples

GREEN THUMB MEANING – Find out what green thumb really means. Example sentences of this idiomatic expression can also be found here.

According to some, the term “green fingers” dates back to the early 1900s in the UK and refers to the green stains that farmers and crop growers get on their fingertips from frequently handling plants.

The first quotation is from a Scottish author named Mary Stuart Boyd’s book The Misses Make-Believe: “What old wives call green fingers: those magic digits that appear to ensure the growth of everything they plant.”


green thumb (US),

green fingers (UK)

Green Thumb Meaning:

  • good gardening results
  • success or aptitude for growing seeds or plants
  • ability to naturally grow things

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Here are examples of sentences that use green thumb:

  1. These avocadoes taste amazing. I wish I had green fingers like you.
  2. Jack has really taken to gardening in his retirement. It turns out he has a green thumb.
  3. My dad has green fingers. He can grow just about anything in the garden.

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