green·​ing ˈgrē-niŋ How to pronounce greening (audio)
: any of several green-skinned apples

Examples of greening in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Apple’s supply chain efforts, though heroic by comparison, illustrate the limits of how far corporate greening can get you toward carbon neutral—only about three-quarters of the way by the company’s estimation. WIRED, 14 Sep. 2023 Citrus greening is transmitted by a tiny critter called the Asian citrus psyllid. Nan Sterman, San Diego Union-Tribune, 2 Sep. 2023 In Florida, which typically produces most of the orange juice consumed in America, Hurricanes Ian and Nicole in the fall of 2022, plus a late freeze later that year, devastated crops already thinned by citrus greening, which cuts off key nutrients to orange trees. Danielle Wiener-Bronner, CNN, 9 Aug. 2023 The investment will scale the Just Green Hub which is piloting urban greening and climate resilience initiatives through its Just Communities program, according the the release. Evan Lasseter, ajc, 17 July 2023 In the meantime, some farmers are considering switching to hemp or other crops, and scientists at the University of Florida are working to develop citrus trees that tolerate or resist greening. Meghan Overdeep, Southern Living, 13 July 2023 The mayor and council member were drumming up support for funding from the California Strategic Growth Council, which doles out hundreds of millions of dollars a year for public transit, affordable housing, urban greening and other local projects. Jeff McDonald, San Diego Union-Tribune, 15 Apr. 2023 The insects that cause greening, which is incurable, came to Florida in 1998 and threaten more groves each year. Shera Avi-Yonah, Washington Post, 17 June 2023 Scientists at the University of Florida are also working to develop citrus trees that tolerate or resist greening. Shera Avi-Yonah, Washington Post, 17 June 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1577, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of greening was in 1577

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“Greening.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Oct. 2023.

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