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Line breaks: green|ing
Pronunciation: /ˈɡriːnɪŋ

Definition of greening in English:


An apple of a variety that is green when ripe.


early 17th century (originally denoting a kind of pear): probably from Middle Dutch groeninc, a kind of apple, from groen 'green'.

Words that rhyme with greening

leaning, meaning, overweening, screening, spring-cleaning

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