green·​ing | \ ˈgrē-niŋ How to pronounce greening (audio) \

Definition of greening

: any of several green-skinned apples

Examples of greening in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web What is Australia doing in regard to greening of electricity? Ian Palmer, Forbes, 26 May 2021 The greening of the tax system will be on the agenda. Tax Notes Staff, Forbes, 10 Mar. 2021 New England lawns need fertilizing only in the fall, so don’t spread high nitrogen fertilizer in the spring for quick greening because much of it can run off with the rains and pollute waterways., 28 Mar. 2021 O’Connell, who has helped conduct modeling about how the United States can reach 90% zero-carbon power by 2035, said much of the greening of the grid in California and nationally can be accomplished with existing technology. Abby Smith, Washington Examiner, 17 Mar. 2021 Before the greening of Greenville, the Irish holiday was marked with balls and tea parties. Meagan Hurley, Dallas News, 14 Mar. 2021 But even that titanic greening will not be enough to pull CO2 below 400 ppm ever again, Keeling suspects. David Biello, Scientific American, 14 Apr. 2016 To discover where the conservancy focuses its greening of America — which has some of the oldest and tallest trees on Earth — go to this map. Laura Manske, Forbes, 12 Mar. 2021 Other annual events, such as the Musical Instrument Museum celebration and the greening of the fountain, also have found ways to come back with COVID-19 safety measures in place this year. Kimi Robinson, The Arizona Republic, 9 Mar. 2021

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First Known Use of greening

1577, in the meaning defined above

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19 Jun 2021

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“Greening.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Jul. 2021.

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