adjectivetechnical or literary
1Of a dull grayish-green or blue color.
- Friedrich's ‘Landscape with a View of Mt Milleschauer’, possibly unfinished, is a desolate near-abstract without figures or even more than notional vegetation, in five dismal glaucous shades.
- To contrast and complement this, Helleborus argutifolius with its glaucous grey-green leaves would make a good frontage.
- And, even if the eerily atmospheric music is a trifle intrusive, the design recreates the glaucous strangeness of the fjords.
2Covered with a powdery bloom like that on grapes.
- It is a compact bush, with dark-coloured foliage, and produces small berries having a glaucous bloom.
- Observations on glossy and glaucous plants show that the predators are more active, cover more of the plant surface, and fall less from the reduced EW Brassica and Pisurn.
- With its prostate growth habit, the ground-hugging stems of this form are clothed in glaucous foliage.
Late 17th century: via Latin from Greek glaukos 'bluish-green' + -ous.
Words that rhyme with glaucouscaucus, Dorcas, raucous
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