from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Jealousy.
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- n. Envy, jealousy, covetousness.
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- n. a feeling of jealous envy (especially of a rival)
From the association of envy with the color green.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Dr. Cheesboro was one of these, and the green-eyed monster made him, in the convictions of Taylor, the especial favorite of his wife.