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1. Of a pale grayish or bluish green.
2. Botany Covered with a grayish, bluish, or whitish waxy coating or bloom that is easily rubbed off: glaucous leaves.
[Latin glaucus, from Greek glaukos.]
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1. (Botany) botany covered with a bluish waxy or powdery bloom
2. (Colours) bluish-green
[C17: from Latin glaucus silvery, bluish-green, from Greek glaukos]
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1. light bluish green or greenish blue.
2. covered with a whitish bloom, as a plum.
[1665–75; < Latin glaucus silvery, gray, bluish green < Greek glaukós; see -ous]
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|Adj.||1.||glaucous - having a frosted look from a powdery coating, as on plants; "glaucous stems"; "glaucous plums"; "glaucous grapes"|
opaque - not transmitting or reflecting light or radiant energy; impenetrable to sight; "opaque windows of the jail"; "opaque to X-rays"
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