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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The state or process of becoming green, especially the abnormal development of green coloration in plant parts, such as flowers, that are normally not green.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Greenness; viridescence.
  • noun In botany, the abnormal assumption of a green color by organs normally bright-colored, as when the petals of a flower retain their characteristic form, but become green.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • (Bot.) The act or state of becoming green through the formation of chlorophyll.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun biology The abnormal development of green pigmentation in plants normally not green, like flowers and shoots. Symptom may be characteristic of phytoplasma infection in plants.

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