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glaucous (GLO-kuhs) adjective
1. Of a grayish or bluish green or white color.
2. Covered with a powdery coating of such colors, as on grapes, plums, etc.
[From Latin glaucus (bluish-gray or green), from Greek glaukos.]
Today's word in Visual Thesaurus.
"Ichabod wants to investigate a series of murders in the village of Sleepy Hollow, where bleak forests and glaucous mists suggest Brigadoon* beset by toxic waste." Joe Morgenstern; Tim Burton's Version Of Sleepy Hollow Is Both Sleepy and Hollow; The Wall Street Journal (New York); Nov 19, 1999.
This week's theme: words for colors.
A quiet conscience sleeps in thunder. -English proverb
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