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glaucous

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adjective glau·cous \ˈglȯ-kəs\

Definition of glaucous

  1. 1 a :  of a pale yellow-green color b :  of a light bluish-gray or bluish-white color

  2. 2 :  having a powdery or waxy coating that gives a frosted appearance and tends to rub off

glau·cous·ness noun


Origin of glaucous

Latin glaucus, from Greek glaukos gleaming, gray


First Known Use: 1671

Rhymes with glaucous


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