pruinose

[proo-uh-nohs]
adjective Botany, Zoology.
covered with a frostlike bloom or powdery secretion, as a plant surface.

Origin:
1820–30; < Latin pruīnōsus frosty, equivalent to pruīn(a) frost (akin to freeze) + -ōsus -ose1

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pruinose (ˈpruːɪˌnəʊs, -ˌnəʊz)
 
adj
botany coated with a powdery or waxy bloom
 
[C19: from Latin pruīnōsus frost-covered, from pruīna hoarfrost]

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Older males develop a pale pruinose blue color dorsally and more slowly laterally on the thorax and over the entire abdomen.
Females become pruinose, but much more slowly than males.
Mature males are pruinose blue on the thorax and abdomen.
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