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virescent

[vahy-res-uh nt, vi-] /vaɪˈrɛs ənt, vɪ-/
adjective
1.
turning green.
2.
tending to a green color; slightly greenish.
Origin of virescent
1820-1830
1820-30; < Latin virēscent- (stem of virēscēns, present participle of virēscere to become green), equivalent to vir(ēre) to be green + -ēscent- -escent
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British Dictionary definitions for virescent

virescent

/vɪˈrɛsənt/
adjective
1.
greenish or becoming green
Word Origin
C19: from Latin virescere to grow green, from virēre to be green
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