glaucous

[ glaw-kuh s ]
/ ˈglɔ kəs /
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adjective

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

Origin of glaucous

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

Related forms

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

glaucously, adverb

Word Origin for glaucous

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