[kloh-ee] /ˈkloʊ i/
the lover of Daphnis in a Greek pastoral romance.
a female given name.
See Daphnis and Chloe
fem. proper name, Latin, from Greek Khloe, literally “young green shoot;” related to khloros “greenish-yellow,” from PIE *ghlo- variant of root *ghel- “to shine,” also yielding words for “yellow” (cf. Latin helvus “yellowish, bay,” Gallo-Latin gilvus “light bay;” Lithuanian geltonas “yellow;” Old Church Slavonic zlutu, Polish żółty, Russian zeltyj “yellow;” Sanskrit harih “yellow, tawny yellow,” hiranyam “gold;” Avestan zari “yellow;” Old English geolu, geolwe, Modern English yellow, German gelb “yellow”) and “green” (cf. Latin galbus “greenish-yellow;” Greek khloros “greenish-yellow color,” kholos “bile;” Lithuanian zalias “green,” zelvas “greenish;” Old Church Slavonic zelenu, Polish zielony, Russian zelenyj “green;” Old Irish glass, Welsh and Breton glas “green,” also “gray, blue”).
Buck says the interchange of words for yellow and green is “perhaps because they were applied to vegetation like grass, cereals, etc., which changed from green to yellow.” It is possible that this whole group of yellow-green words is related to PIE root *ghlei- “to shine, glitter, glow, be warm” (see gleam (n.)).
verdure, a female Christian (1 Cor. 1:11), some of whose household had informed Paul of the divided state of the Corinthian church. Nothing is known of her.
1. a combining form meaning “green,” used in the formation of compound words: chlorine. 1. a combining form used in the names of chemical compounds in which chlorine is present: chloramine. combining form 1. a variant of chloro- chlor- pref. Variant of chloro-.
[klawr-uh-see-tik, -set-ik, klohr-, klawr-, klohr-] /ˈklɔr əˈsi tɪk, -ˈsɛt ɪk, ˈkloʊr-, ˌklɔr-, ˌkloʊr-/ noun 1. .
[klawr-as-i-toh-fuh-nohn, -uh-see-toh-, klohr-] /klɔrˌæs ɪ toʊ fəˈnoʊn, -əˌsi toʊ-, kloʊr-/ noun 1. .
[klawr-ak-nee, klohr-] /klɔrˈæk ni, kloʊr-/ noun, Pathology. 1. a severe and sometimes persistent form of resulting from exposure to compounds, such as dioxin. /klɔːˈræknɪ/ noun 1. a disfiguring skin disease that results from contact with or ingestion or inhalation of certain chlorinated aromatic hydrocarbons chloracne chlor·ac·ne (klôr-āk’nē) n. An acnelike skin disorder caused by prolonged […]