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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.]

glau′cous·ness n.


(Botany) botany the state of being glaucous
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In a third study, QTLs were identified for days to ear emergence and flag leaf glaucousness under southern Australian conditions [71].
Seeds produced from four green-leaved [C.sub.2] plants were bulked to constitute the TBTE001 genetic stock, which will give rise to plants of all five genotypes for leaf glaucousness. The TBTE002 genetic stock resulted from intercrossing seven glaucous-leaved [C.sub.2] amphidiploid plants.