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Date: 1700-1800
Language: French
Origin: étioler, from Old North French étieuler 'to leave short stiff pieces after a field of wheat has been cut', from Latin stipula 'straw'

etiolated

adjective
     
Related topics: Plants
e‧ti‧o‧lat‧ed
1 literary pale and weak
2 technicalHBP a plant that is etiolated is weak and not very green because it has not received enough light
etiolation noun [uncountable]

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