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Chlorophyll absorbs light most strongly in the blue portion of the electromagnetic spectrum.
  the green substance in plants that absorbs light energy that is converted to chemical energy through photosynthesis
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  • Chlorophyll absorbs light most strongly in the blue portion of the electromagnetic spectrum.
  • In fact, it was chlorophyll heaven.
    Yann Martel  --  Life of Pi
  • Her eyes, instead of being red from crying, were tinged green, the color of chlorophyll.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Battle of the Labyrinth
  • Yet chlorophyll-based life-forms had so little range of emotion.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  The Host

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  • She was pretty in a dryad-y way, with her purple gossamer dress and her elfish face, but her eyes were green-tinted with chlorophyll from crying.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Last Olympian
  • Thanks to chlorophyll, plants are able to transform sunlight, water, and minerals into carbohydrates.
    Michael Pollan  --  The Omnivore’s Dilemma
  • The smell of azaleas and the sleepy smell of sun working with chlorophyll filled the air.
    John Steinbeck  --  East of Eden
  • They were the size of toddlers, with rolls of baby fat, but their skin had a strange greenish hue, as if chlorophyll ran through their veins.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Son of Neptune
  • Its green and white stripes indicate the constant multiple, condition of parallel active and dormant chlorophyll regions.
    Frank Herbert  --  Dune
  • The tree leaves against the window glimmered green with veins of chlorophyll blood.
    Luis J. Rodriguez  --  Always Running

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  • Her nails were long and green and curved in the latest mandarin fashion; they curled around my manuscript like the claws of some chlorophyll beast.
    Dan Simmons  --  Hyperion
  • Growth and decay and the smell of chlorophyll and jungle sounds and jungle depth.
    Tim O’Brien  --  Going After Cacciato
  • The leaves’ appetite for the sun, as testified by their abundance, their breadth and their super-chlorophyll greenness, made me suspect that the trees had primarily an energy-gathering function.
    Yann Martel  --  Life of Pi
  • In the morning, at the end of the long march, his boots would have lost their shiny black stiffness, turning red and clay-colored like all the other boots, and he would have a start on a beard, his clothes would begin to smell of the country, the mud and algae and manure and chlorophyll and decay and mildew.
    Tim O’Brien  --  Going After Cacciato
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Associated words [difficulty]:   chlorophyll [7] , photosynthesis [7]
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