Greenbacks

Greenbacks, a name given to the inconvertible paper currency issued in the United States during the Civil War, so called from the colour of the notes, bonds, &c.; the name has since been popularly applied to the paper money of the States; the notes were made convertible in 1879.

Definition taken from The Nuttall Encyclopædia, edited by the Reverend James Wood (1907)

Green, Thomas Hill * Greenland
Great Unknown, The
Great Unwashed, The
Greatheart
Greece
Greek
Greek Fire
Greeley, Horace
Green, John Richard
Green, Nathanael
Green, Thomas Hill
Greenbacks
Greenland
Greenock
Greenough, Horatio
Greenwich
Greenwich Hospital
Greenwood, Frederick
Greg, William Rathbone
Grégoire, Henri
Gregorian Calendar
Gregorian Year

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Greenbacks in Brewer’s Dictionary of Phrase & Fable