greenish greenish  /ˈɡri nɪʃ/

Definition(s):

  • (adj) of the color between blue and yellow in the color spectrum; similar to the color of fresh grass

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Usage(s):

  1. Without it, instant chocolate pudding would be greenish, artificially flavored grape soda would look blue, and cake mixes would have a lemony-green tinge.
  2. Outside, boiling up on both sides of Interstate 80, black prairie thunderheads sizzled with greenish lightning.
  3. RCA now makes an experimental receiving set which projects into a slanting mirror a greenish, almost lineless image 7 in.

News

  1. A critically endangered beauty: The passion flower Passiflora kwangtungensis

    ( Pensoft Publishers ) The Chinese passion vine species Passiflora kwangtungensis strikes with the beauty of its clusters of white-greenish flowers and its small round fruit. Feared extinct for a long period of time, this engaging plant has been rediscovered in Hunan Province, but it remains highly endangered. A recent study discusses the conservation status of P. kwangtungensis, raising ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: EurekAlert!

  2. Taste test: pistachio nuts

    Most low-calorie snacks are sold in such small portions that we end up eating the whole box to satisfy a craving. That's usually not the case with pistachio nuts. These greenish tree nuts, originally from the Middle East, pack loads of flavor and high fiber in a 1-ounce serving. They are low calorie and have less fat than most nuts. Today, most …
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Tampa Bay Times

  3. Algae turns some lakes in Lake County brown

    It took only a couple of weeks for two big lakes in Lake County to turn brown. The water has been invaded by a microscopic strain of algae that has made things really ugly. The water changed color from greenish-blue to brown. It's not a pretty sight along Little Lake Harris. Shane Lancaster and his buddy said nothing beats a morning out on the lake, as long as they stay in the boat. "I don't ...
    on June 8, 2013     Source: WFTV 9 Orlando

Quotes

  1. In "A Tale of Love and Darkness," Oz writes: "She hardly encountered any shop windows on her walk, apart from the unlit window of the Tnuva Dairy where a greenish poster was fixed to the inside of the glass with four strips of brown sticky...
    on Jul 9, 2010 By: Amos Oz Source: Ha'aretz

  2. "I had a look at the wicket, it seemed harder and a bit greenish and I think it would not turn so much," said Ashraful. "We actually wanted such a wicket, which both batsmen and bowlers can exploit."
    on Dec 25, 2008 By: Mohammad Ashraful Source: CricInfo.com

  3. "I have never had any insecurities about my appearance before, but after I became ill I had to take steroids, and I bloated a bit. My skin was greenish and I'd lost my hair," Delta told Australia's Cosmopolitan magazine. "I had to wear braces...
    on Aug 30, 2007 By: Delta Goodrem Source: Digital Spy

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languish languish
/ˈlæŋɡ wɪʃ /