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flavescent

[ fluh-ves-uhnt ]
/ fləˈvɛs ənt /
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adjective
turning yellow; yellowish.
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Origin of flavescent

First recorded in 1850–55; from Latin flāvescent-, stem of flāvescēns, present participle of flāvescere “to become yellow.” See flav-, -esce, -ent
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British Dictionary definitions for flavescent

flavescent
/ (fləˈvɛsənt) /

adjective
turning yellow; yellowish

Word Origin for flavescent

C19: from Latin flāvēscere to become yellow, from flāvēre to be yellow, from flāvus yellow
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