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"sky blue"), lam (blue), and lục (green; also xanh lá cây, lit. "Green" in modern European languages corresponds to about 520–570 nm, but many historical and non-European languages make other choices, e.g. Thus, the Thai word เขียว kheīyw, besides meaning "green", also means "rank" and "smelly" and holds other unpleasant associations.
Thus, the languages mentioned above (Germanic, Romance, Slavic, Greek) have old terms for "green" which are derived from words for fresh, sprouting vegetation.
Green is the color between blue and yellow on the visible spectrum.
It is evoked by light with a has dominant wavelength of roughly 495–570 nm.
In more contemporary terms, they are 藍 (lán, in Mandarin) and 綠 (lǜ, in Mandarin) respectively.
Japanese also has two terms that refer specifically to the color green, 緑 (midori, which is derived from the classical Japanese descriptive verb midoru "to be in leaf, to flourish" in reference to trees) and グリーン (guriin, which is derived from the English word "green").