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[gree-nish] /ˈgri nɪʃ/
somewhat green; having a tinge of green.
Origin of greenish
1350-1400; Middle English; see green, -ish1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Its aluminum skin, lit by powerful dive lights suspended from the barge, shone faintly in the greenish murk.
  • Its flowers are tiny, greenish-yellow and globular, and its indented leaves have a silvery-gray sheen.
  • But they couldn't escape the giant, greenish-yellow cloud.
  • The pixels in all the greenish hearts really are greener than those in the bluer looking hearts.
  • Adult individuals of both species are greenish grey or brownish, with dark blotches forming what seems to be a cryptic pattern.
  • Anything to scare people out of noticing that the local butcher's selling them greenish beef.
  • If the effect icons looks greenish, then that's what you'll end up with.
  • The sky was greenish blue, with the light going quickly.
  • Its back was corrugated and ornamented with ungainly bosses, and a greenish incrustation blotched it here and there.
  • Medium-size apple has greenish yellow skin and tart flesh.
Word Origin and History for greenish

late 14c., from green + -ish.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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