Origin of candescent
Examples from the Web for candescent
Then he saw, pale and candescent in the blackness, three or four great lilies, the authors of that perfume.The Island Pharisees|John Galsworthy
Word Origin for candescent
1824, from Latin candescentem (nominative candescens), present participle of candescere "to become white, begin to gleam," inchoative of candere "to shine, to glow" (see candle).