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Greening

Syllabification: Green·ing
Pronunciation: /ˈɡrēniNG
 
/

Definition of Greening in English:

noun

An apple of a variety that is green when ripe.

Origin

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

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