viridescent

[ vir-i-des-uh nt ]
/ ˌvɪr ɪˈdɛs ənt /

adjective

slightly green; greenish.

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Origin of viridescent

1840–50; < Late Latin viridēscent- (stem of viridēscēns, present participle of viridēscere to become green), equivalent to virid(is) virid + -ēscent- -escent

OTHER WORDS FROM viridescent

vir·i·des·cence, noun

Words nearby viridescent

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Example sentences from the Web for viridescent

  • The marble balustrades which railed the terrace were overgrown with viridescent plant and flowering vine.

    Latitude 19 degree|Mrs. Schuyler Crowninshield
  • The viridescent ribbon of the Thames bound bridge to bridge running thematically through a symphony of grey and green and gold.

British Dictionary definitions for viridescent

viridescent
/ (ˌvɪrɪˈdɛsənt) /

adjective

greenish or tending to become green

Derived forms of viridescent

viridescence, noun

Word Origin for viridescent

C19: from Late Latin viridescere to grow green, from Latin viridis green
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