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glaucous

[ glaw-kuhs ]

adjective

  1. light bluish-green or greenish-blue.
  2. Botany. covered with a whitish bloom, as a plum.


glaucous

/ ˈɡlɔːkəs /

adjective

  1. botany covered with a bluish waxy or powdery bloom
  2. bluish-green


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Derived Forms

  • ˈglaucously, adverb

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Other Words From

  • glaucous·ly adverb

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Word History and Origins

Origin of glaucous1

1665–75; < Latin glaucus silvery, gray, bluish-green < Greek glaukós. See glauco-, -ous

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Word History and Origins

Origin of glaucous1

C17: from Latin glaucus silvery, bluish-green, from Greek glaukos

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Example Sentences

Its wild thyme will remain only in patches on its Trwyn, and its sandhills will be glaucous with the blue sea-holly no more.

The stem is recumbent, tough and woody, bearing fleshy glaucous leaves with curled edges.

The lower leaves of this plant are spinous and very glaucous, and the upper ones palmate.

Its stem is glaucous and branched, and the large waved and deeply-cut leaves, which clasp the stem, are also of a glaucous hue.

The other leaves are glaucous and bi-ternate, the leaflets being narrow, fleshy, and tapering towards both ends.

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