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glaucous

[ glaw-kuhs ]
/ ˈglɔ kəs /
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adjective
light bluish-green or greenish-blue.
Botany. covered with a whitish bloom, as a plum.
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Origin of glaucous

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

OTHER WORDS FROM glaucous

glau·cous·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for glaucous

glaucous
/ (ˈɡlɔːkəs) /

adjective
botany covered with a bluish waxy or powdery bloom
bluish-green

Derived forms of glaucous

glaucously, adverb

Word Origin for glaucous

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