Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Symphony in Green


from L. symphonia "a unison of sounds, harmony," from Gk. symphonia"harmony, concert," from symphonos "harmonious," from syn- "together" + phone "voice, sound". Meaning "harmony of sounds" is attested from mid-15c.; sense of "music in parts" is from 1590s. Meaning "elaborate orchestral composition" first attested 1789 (symphonic in this sense is from 1864).
n.The hue of that portion of the visible spectrum lying between yellow and blue, evoked in the human observer by radiant energy with wavelengths of approximately 490 to 570 nanometers; any of a group of colors that may vary in lightness and saturation and whose hue is that of the emerald or somewhat less yellow than that of growing grass; one of the additive or light primaries; one of the psychological primary hues... Slang. Money. A supporter of a social and political movement that espouses global environmental protection, bioregionalism, social responsibility, and nonviolence.