[ glaw-ses-uhnt ]

  1. becoming glaucous; somewhat glaucous.

Origin of glaucescent

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

Other words from glaucescent

  • glau·ces·cence, noun

Words Nearby glaucescent Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use glaucescent in a sentence

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

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