green·​ing | \ ˈgrē-niŋ \

Definition of greening

: any of several green-skinned apples

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Those have helped popularize the notion of greening strategies, including bike lanes. John Gallagher, Detroit Free Press, "New protected bike lanes on East Jefferson will be test for Detroit," 17 May 2018 Yara is taking a first step toward greening that process with a pilot plant, set to open in 2019, that will sit next to the existing Pilbara factory. Robert F. Service, Science | AAAS, "Ammonia—a renewable fuel made from sun, air, and water—could power the globe without carbon," 12 July 2018 Fossil-fuel emissions create additional benefits, contributing to the greening of the Earth. Joseph L. Bast And, WSJ, "The Social Benefits of Fossil Fuels Far Outweigh the Costs," 17 June 2018 But the greening of Gitmo, as this base is known, comes with a particular challenge. Carol Rosenberg, miamiherald, "Guantánamo is going green," 12 Dec. 2011 Give citrus trees the best care possible to avoid the greening disease. Tom Maccubbin,, "June in the garden," 26 May 2018 The boards are nailed in place to keep the strangers out — in case gawkers don’t heed the No Trespass signs affixed to the front of the home and to the trunks of greening trees surrounding it. Chris Graves,, "Pike County: Death in the foothills," 15 May 2018 The citrus industry also has struggled for years with deadly citrus-greening disease. Jim Turner,, "Candidates pitch ways to aid Florida farmers, ranchers after natural disasters," 14 May 2018 The mountain range appears brown because the cooler temperatures at its higher elevations has meant less greening so far this year. Mark Schleifstein,, "Missing boot: Satellite image shows eroding Louisiana coastline," 3 May 2018

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1577, in the meaning defined above

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