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Definition of glaucous

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Definition as written by talinum:

Covered with a waxy bloom or whitish material that rubs off easily.

Definition as written by philomel:

1.In botany : covered with a waxy or powdery bloom

2.bluish-green or silvery bluish-green
derived from latin: glaucus
derived from greek: glaukos

Definition as written by poppysue:

Glaucous foliage of Papaver somniferum

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Definition as written by Margiempv:

Having a whitish surface as if powered.

Definition as written by palmbob:

Same definition as above, but showing that bloom is often just as surface coating, as on many agaves and palms. Here Agave attenuata Nova, a blue agave, is actually just a green agave with a bloom making it look glaucous/blue.

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