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viridescent

[vir-i-des-uh nt] /ˌvɪr ɪˈdɛs ənt/
adjective
1.
slightly green; greenish.
Origin of viridescent
1840-1850
1840-50; < Late Latin viridēscent- (stem of viridēscēns, present participle of viridēscere to become green), equivalent to virid(is) virid + -ēscent- -escent
Related forms
viridescence, noun
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  • The viridescent ribbon of the Thames bound bridge to bridge running thematically through a symphony of grey and green and gold.

  • The marble balustrades which railed the terrace were overgrown with viridescent plant and flowering vine.

    Latitude 19 degree Mrs. Schuyler Crowninshield
British Dictionary definitions for viridescent

viridescent

/ˌvɪrɪˈdɛsənt/
adjective
1.
greenish or tending to become green
Derived Forms
viridescence, noun
Word Origin
C19: from Late Latin viridescere to grow green, from Latin viridis green
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