Marcescent
Marcescent Mar*ces"cent, a. [L. marcescens, p. pr. of marcescere to wither, decay, fr. marcere to wither, droop: cf. F. marcescent.] (Bot.) Withering without falling off; fading; decaying. [1913 Webster]

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  • marcescent — MARCESCÉNT, Ă, marcescenţi, te, adj. (bot.; despre frunze) Care se usucă, dar rămâne pe arbori în timpul iernii. – Din fr. marcescent. Trimis de claudia, 01.10.2003. Sursa: DEX 98  marcescént adj. m., pl. marcescénţi; f …   Dicționar Român

  • marcescent — marcescent, ente [ marsesɑ̃, ɑ̃t ] adj. • 1798; lat. marcescens, de marcescere « se flétrir » ♦ Bot. Qui se flétrit sur la plante sans s en détacher. Feuillage marcescent des jeunes chênes. N. f. MARCESCENCE , 1812 . ⊗ CONTR. Labile. ● marcescent …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • marcescent — marcescent, ente (mar sè ssan, ssan t ) adj. Terme de botanique. Se dit des parties qui se dessèchent sur la plante avant de s en détacher. Feuilles marcescentes. Calice marcescent. ÉTYMOLOGIE    Lat. marcescentem, part. présent de marcescere, se …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • marcescent — (adj.) withering, 1727, from L. marcescentem (nom. marcescens), prp. of marcescere to wither, languish, droop, decay, pine away, inchoative of marcere to wither, droop, be faint, from PIE root *merk to decay …   Etymology dictionary

  • marcescent — [mär ses′ənt] adj. [L marcescens, prp. of marcescere, to wither, decay < marcere, to wither < IE * merk , to grow soft, rot < base * mer , to rub > MARE3] Bot. withering but not falling off …   English World dictionary

  • Marcescent — Marcescence Feuillage marcescent de chêne, ici celui de Quercus acutissima, le chêne du Japon La marcescence (adjectif : marcescent) caractérise l état d un arbre ou d un arbuste qui conserve ses feuilles mortes attachées aux branches durant …   Wikipédia en Français

  • marcescent — marcescence, n. /mahr ses euhnt/, adj. Bot. withering but not falling off, as a part of a plant. [1720 30; < L marcescent , s. of marcescens (prp. of marcescere to wither, shrivel), equiv. to marc(ere) to wither + escent ESCENT] * * * …   Universalium

  • marcescent — [mα: sɛs(ə)nt] adjective Botany (of leaves or fronds) withering but remaining attached to the stem. Derivatives marcescence noun Origin C18: from L. marcescent beginning to wither , from marcere wither …   English new terms dictionary

  • marcescent — mar•ces•cent [[t]mɑrˈsɛs ənt[/t]] adj. bot withering but not falling off, as a part of a plant • Etymology: 1720–30; < L marcēscent , s. of marcēscēns=marc(ēre) to wither + ēscent escent …   From formal English to slang

  • marcescent — adjective a) Said of a withered organ, such as a leaf or blossom, that remains attached. b) Able to revive when moistened …   Wiktionary

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