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albescent

[ al-bes-uhnt ]
/ ælˈbɛs ənt /
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adjective
becoming white; whitish.
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Origin of albescent

1825–35; <Latin albēscent- (stem of albēscēns, present participle of albēscere), equivalent to alb(us) white + -ēscent--escent

OTHER WORDS FROM albescent

al·bes·cence, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for albescent

albescent
/ (ælˈbɛsənt) /

adjective
shading into, growing, or becoming white

Derived forms of albescent

albescence, noun

Word Origin for albescent

C19: from Latin albēscere to grow white, from albus white
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