Definition of glaucous in English:

glaucous

Syllabification: glau·cous
Pronunciation: /ˈglôkəs
 
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adjective

technical or • literary
  • 1Of a dull grayish-green or blue color.
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    • 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.
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    • 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.

Origin

late 17th century: via Latin from Greek glaukos 'bluish-green' + -ous.

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