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 As the outdoor gardening frenzy slows with the approaching dormant season, and with this being National Indoor Plants Week, now’s a great time to think about indoor greening. Miri Talabac, Baltimore Sun, 15 Sep. 2022 Citrus greening is transmitted by a tiny critter called the Asian citrus psyllid. Nan Sterman, San Diego Union-Tribune, 3 Sep. 2022 The journey confirmed what Dial suspected, that the shadows in the satellite images were in fact out-of-place trees that are part of a phenomenon known as Arctic greening. WIRED, 24 Aug. 2022 Not only does this have a positive effect on the urban climate, but people’s mental health can also benefits from urban greening. Jamie Hailstone, Forbes, 20 June 2022 Thawing permafrost is the aspect of Arctic greening that concerns scientists the most. WIRED, 24 Aug. 2022 The district announced up to 20 projects to provide outdoor learning spaces with landscaping and greening. Howard Blume, Los Angeles Times, 8 Aug. 2022 And of course urban greening is a popular strategy. Sarah Matusek, The Christian Science Monitor, 3 Aug. 2022 Beyond the Alps, greening is well-established in the Arctic, a reality some experts say should be viewed as a bellwether of global climate change. Sarah Sloat, NBC News, 2 June 2022 See More

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First Known Use of greening

1577, in the meaning defined above

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23 Sep 2022

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“Greening.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Oct. 2022.

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