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Meaning of GLAUCOUS

Pronunciation:  'glokus

WordNet Dictionary
[adj]  having a frosted look from a powdery coating, as on plants; "glaucous stems"; "glaucous plums"; "glaucous grapes"

GLAUCOUS is a 8 letter word that starts with G.


 Synonyms: opaque



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Glau"cous\, a. [L. glaucus, Gr. ?.]
1. Of a sea-green color; of a dull green passing into grayish
   blue. --Lindley.

2. (Bot.) Covered with a fine bloom or fine white powder
   easily rubbed off, as that on a blue plum, or on a cabbage
   leaf. --Gray.

Biology Dictionary
 Definition: Blue-green in colour, with a whitish bloom.
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