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glaucescent

[glaw-ses-uh nt]
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adjective Botany.
  1. becoming glaucous; somewhat glaucous.
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Origin of glaucescent

First recorded in 1820–30; glauc- + -escent
Related formsglau·ces·cence, noun
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  • It has the same nodose and scaly root-stock, dark and polished stalk, glaucescent frond and mucronulate pinnules.

    Beautiful Ferns

    Daniel Cady Eaton