• WordNet 3.6
    • adj greenish of the color between blue and yellow in the color spectrum; similar to the color of fresh grass "a green tree","green fields","green paint"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Tomato ketchup is a good conditioner for the hair. It also helps get the greenish tinge that some blonde haired people get after swimming in water with chlorine in it
    • a Greenish Somewhat green; having a tinge of green; as, a greenish yellow.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: A greenish facial tint has long been associated with illness, as suggested by the phrase "green around the gills." As a person who is very envious is considered by many folks to be unwell, these people have been described as "green (or sick) with envy."
    • greenish Somewhat green; having a tinge of green: as, a greenish yellow.
    • greenish Somewhat raw and inexperienced.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Greenish somewhat green
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. gréne; Ger. grün, Dut. groen, green, Ice. grænn, allied to grow.


In literature:

Greenish-yellow colour, suffocating odour.
"Aids to Forensic Medicine and Toxicology" by W. G. Aitchison Robertson
Now he crawled back inside, his face greenish, one hand pressed to his middle section.
"Star Hunter" by Andre Alice Norton
Its colour was a pale greenish yellow.
"A Honeymoon in Space" by George Griffith
Grass sprouted between the pebbles and a greenish stain lay upon the flagstones.
"The Blue Pavilions" by Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
Its glow was silvery, with a greenish cast almost phosphorescent.
"The White Invaders" by Raymond King Cummings
Jeanne watched them in the deep magnificent blue, golden, white, greenish and with crimson tints.
"A Little Girl in Old Detroit" by Amanda Minnie Douglas
Shann built a small fire and seared the firm greenish flesh.
"Storm Over Warlock" by Andre Norton
The sky had again changed to a greenish hue.
"On the Banks of the Amazon" by W.H.G. Kingston
The bowels are loose, and large, watery, greenish stools are frequent.
"The Eugenic Marriage, Volume IV. (of IV.)" by Grant Hague
Leaf-stems short, greenish-white, washed or stained with rose.
"The Field and Garden Vegetables of America" by Fearing Burr

In poetry:

My primroses,
That gave a greenish, pale moonshine,
O mischief-making bees!
Are red as wine.
"Mischief To A Bee" by Mary Webb
Hills and fences hurry by
Blent in greenish-rosy flight,
And the yellow carriage-light
Blurs all to the half-shut eye.
"Bruxelles" by Paul Verlaine
This planet will forget offences
Of him who trades, of him who kills,
And, as in reminiscences,
Druids will teach from greenish hills.
"Oh, How Silent Is the Nature" by Nikolai Stepanovich Gumilev
And sometimes, while the old nurse cons
Her book, they steal across the square,
And launch their paper navies where
Huge Triton writhes in greenish bronze.
"Le Jardin Des Tuileries" by Oscar Wilde
Belovèd, smoke my amber Pipe awhile
And from its Bowl narcotic Joys beguile,
Suck Lethe from its Stem - what though I trace
A certain greenish Pallour in your Smile?
"The Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám Jr." by Wallace Irwin
Said I: "Don't think I grudge you breath;
I hate to spill your greenish gore,
But why did you invite your death
By straying on my bath-room floor?"
"It is because," said he (or she),
"Adventure is my destiny.
"Death Of A Cockroach" by Robert W Service

In news:

The salsa was dark greenish-brown and flecked with the black blistered skins of deeply roasted habanero chilies.
Body coloration varies as black crappie are greenish silver with random black blotches on their sides while white crappie are a lighter greenish-silver and have vertical black bar markings.
It looks like a greenish scrambled.
So grab a basket at the market while they last — rich and luscious dark purple Black Missions, golden nutty-flavored Calimyrnas or greenish yellowy-skinned Kadotas.
Greenish -black matter linked to meningitis outbreak.
Greenish Black' Matter In Steroid Vials, Mold In NECC 'Clean Rooms.
CORRECTIONS- Alexander not the source, Habitat's not green apple on greenish , House bigger than we thought.
They normally are colored reddish-orange or greenish-blue.
A man wearing complete surgical scrubs, including a mask and gloves and greenish blue hospital clothes, held up a tobacco store in Lancaster Tuesday night.
Have you noticed a hint of a greenish glow in the night sky.
'Greenish black foreign matter' was found in 83 vials of a batch of the tainted steroid that caused a meningitis outbreak .
Many the blond has gone swimming to emerge from the pool with greenish hair.
(WGGB) — Greenish yellow pollen continues to cover pretty much everything around the state.
The quince 's aroma develops fully only when it is picked yellow-ripe, but commercial growers usually harvest when the fruit is greenish-yellow so it will ship and store better.
Fully relaxed and sporadically slipping in and out of waking consciousness, I felt a few distinct jitters and jolts run through each side of my body, and saw greenish patterns of light before my closed eyes that I'd never witnessed before.

In science:

As for B05’s 25a (a greenish radial arc), we identify a new counterimage candidate at fairly large radius, and we rename the system 45.
The Highest Resolution Mass Map of Galaxy Cluster Substructure To Date Without Assuming Light Traces Mass: LensPerfect Analysis of Abell 1689
Figure 1 shows the design sensitivity curves of various gravitational wave detectors, with blueish, reddish and greenish colours indicating first, second and third generation instruments, respectively.
Beyond the Second Generation of Laser-Interferometric Gravitational Wave Observatories
The right set of points (greenish/dark tones, squares) are for the DAFF.
Are the diluted antiferromagnet in a field and the random-field Ising model in the same universality class?
The right set of points (greenish/dark tones, squares) are for the DAFF.
Are the diluted antiferromagnet in a field and the random-field Ising model in the same universality class?