etiolated

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj etiolated (especially of plants) developed without chlorophyll by being deprived of light "etiolated celery"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Etiolated Having a blanched or faded appearance, as birds inhabiting desert regions.
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Usage

In literature:

Chicken-hazard is scotched, not killed; but a poor, weazened, etiolated biped is that once game-bird now.
"The Gaming Table: Its Votaries and Victims" by Andrew Steinmetz
Attention was drawn to the fact that by virtue of the laws which Darwin himself had discovered isolation leads to etiolation.
"Darwin and Modern Science" by A.C. Seward and Others
He felt as the etiolated grass and daisies must do when you move the garden roller away to a new place.
"The History of Mr. Polly" by H. G. Wells
Born in the ranks of the middle class, married young to a rich financier, M. Lenormant d'Etioles, Mdlle.
"A Popular History of France From The Earliest Times Volume VI. of VI." by Francois Pierre Guillaume Guizot
Suddenly began the plaint of the organ, and some half-dozen voices sang a hymn; and these pale, etiolated voices interested her.
"Evelyn Innes" by George Moore
The last, in its wild state, is said to be pernicious, but etiolation changes the products and renders them harmless.
"Scientific American Supplement, No. 829, November 21, 1891" by Various
ALBINISM, axolotl affected by, 182; difference between etiolation and, 182, 184.
"The Dawn of Reason" by James Weir
It seems necessary to draw a distinction between this state and ordinary blanching or etiolation.
"Vegetable Teratology" by Maxwell T. Masters
I can not believe that, to produce one roseate complexion, she must etiolate a thousand.
"The Book of Khalid" by Ameen Rihani
Pauline surrendered, and they went across the etiolated lawn towards the entrance.
"Plashers Mead" by Compton Mackenzie
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In news:

She has a mane of silver hair, an etiolated neck, high cheekbones, bright, intelligent, lively eyes, and all 83 of her years etched upon her face.
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