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A.Word.A.Day--glaucous

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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.]

See more usage examples of glaucous in Vocabulary.com's dictionary.

"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.

Brigadoon: http://wordsmith.org/words/brigadoon.html

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