[fluh-ves-uh nt]


turning yellow; yellowish.

Origin of flavescent

1850–55; < Latin flāvescent-, stem of flāvescēns, present participle of flāvescere “to become yellow.” See flav-, -esce, -ent
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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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