- turning yellow; yellowish.
Origin of flavescent
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The complexion usually assumes a muddy or flavescent tint, which during the attack may deepen to a jaundiced hue.
- turning yellow; yellowish
C19: from Latin flāvēscere to become yellow, from flāvēre to be yellow, from flāvus yellow
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