It seems necessary to draw a distinction between this state and ordinary blanching or etiolation.
Laying of Wheat and other cereals is a particular case of etiolation.
Attention was drawn to the fact that by virtue of the laws which Darwin himself had discovered isolation leads to etiolation.
The last, in its wild state, is said to be pernicious, but etiolation changes the products and renders them harmless.
of plants, "grown in darkness," 1791, from French étiolé, past participle of étioler "to blanch" (17c.), perhaps literally "to become like straw," from Norman dialect étule "a stalk," Old French esteule "straw, field of stubble," from Latin stipula "straw." Related: Etiolated.
etiolation e·ti·o·la·tion (ē'tē-ə-lā'shən)
Paleness or pallor resulting from deprivation of light.
The process of blanching or making pale by withholding light.