- slightly green; greenish.
Origin of viridescent
1840–50;Related formsvir·i·des·cence, noun
< Late Latin viridēscent-
(stem of viridēscēns,
present participle of viridēscere
to become green), equivalent to virid(is
+ -ēscent- -escent
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Examples from the Web for viridescent
Historical Examples of viridescent
The viridescent ribbon of the Thames bound bridge to bridge running thematically through a symphony of grey and green and gold.
The marble balustrades which railed the terrace were overgrown with viridescent plant and flowering vine.
British Dictionary definitions for viridescent
Derived Formsviridescence, noun
- greenish or tending to become green
Word Origin for viridescent
C19: from Late Latin viridescere to grow green, from Latin viridis green
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