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viridescent

[vir-i-des-uh nt]
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adjective
  1. 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
Related formsvir·i·des·cence, noun
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Examples from the Web for viridescent

Historical Examples

  • The viridescent ribbon of the Thames bound bridge to bridge running thematically through a symphony of grey and green and gold.

    The Orchard of Tears

    Sax Rohmer

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

    Latitude 19 degree

    Mrs. Schuyler Crowninshield


British Dictionary definitions for viridescent

viridescent

adjective
  1. greenish or tending to become green
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Derived Formsviridescence, noun

Word Origin

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