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an exceptional aptitude for gardening or for growing plants successfully:
Houseplants provide much pleasure for the city dweller with a green thumb.
(US & Canadian) considerable talent or ability to grow plants Also called (in Britain and certain other countries) green fingers

A knack for growing plants and keeping them healthy: “All my houseplants are in sorry shape; it’s clear I don’t have a green thumb.”
A knack for making plants grow well, as in Just look at Louise’s plants—she really has a green thumb. This term presumably alludes to the stained fingers of an avid gardener. [ First half of 1900s ]


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