Glaucous definition

glôkəs
(botany) Covered with a grayish, bluish, or whitish waxy coating or bloom that is easily rubbed off.

Glaucous leaves.

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Bluish-green or yellowish-green.
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(bot.) Covered with a greenish bloom that can be rubbed off, as grapes, plums, cabbage leaves, etc.
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Of a pale green colour with a bluish-grey tinge, especially when covered with a powdery residue.
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(botany) Covered with a bloom or a pale powdery covering, regardless of colour.
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Of a pale grayish or bluish green.
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Origin of glaucous

  • Latin glaucus from Greek glaukos

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin glaucus, from Ancient Greek γλαυκός (glaukos, “blue-green, blue-grey”). See Irish glas.

    From Wiktionary