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glaucescent

[ glaw-ses-uhnt ]
/ glɔˈsɛs ənt /
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adjective Botany.

becoming glaucous; somewhat glaucous.

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Origin of glaucescent

First recorded in 1820–30; glauc- + -escent

OTHER WORDS FROM glaucescent

glau·ces·cence, noun
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Example sentences from the Web for glaucescent

  • It has the same nodose and scaly root-stock, dark and polished stalk, glaucescent frond and mucronulate pinnules.

    Beautiful Ferns|Daniel Cady Eaton
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