Origin of greenish

Middle English word dating back to 1350–1400; see origin at green, -ish1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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Contemporary Examples of greenish

Historical Examples of greenish

  • He seemed to have a greenish tint like a corpse putrefying in a pond.


    Emile Zola

  • On the evening in question he was dressed in a coat and trousers of greenish corduroy.

  • The leader of the greenish men paused in mid-leap, clawing at his stomach.

    The Heads of Apex

    Francis Flagg

  • The greenish margin and purplish center will mark the plant.

  • The flowers of the vanilla are of a greenish yellow, touched here and there with white.

    Aztec Land

    Maturin M. Ballou

Word Origin and History for greenish

late 14c., from green + -ish.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper