A greenhorn, or simply to be green, was to be inexperienced and therefore incompetent at the task set before you.

In 2267, after DeSalle suggested Pavel Chekov might need to seek help in order to re-calibrate his sensors, the ensign retorted, "I can do it, sir. I'm not that green." (TOS: "Catspaw")

Later that year, after Commodore Stocker took over command of the USS Enterprise and drove it through the Romulan Neutral Zone, the senile Captain James T. Kirk complained about Stocker as the "Greenhorn, up there ruining my ship." (TOS: "The Deadly Years")

In 2374, Tom Paris described Harry Kim's level of greenness upon first joining the crew of USS Voyager as "deep, almost fluorescent green." (VOY: "Demon")

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