Viridescence Vir`i*des"cence, n. Quality or state of being viridescent. [1913 Webster]

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  • viridescence — See viridescent. * * * …   Universalium

  • viridescence — viridescˈence noun • • • Main Entry: ↑virid …   Useful english dictionary

  • viridescent — viridescence, n. /vir i des euhnt/, adj. slightly green; greenish. [1840 50; < LL viridescent (s. of viridescens, prp. of viridescere to become green), equiv. to virid(is) VIRID + escent ESCENT] * * * …   Universalium

  • greensward — (Roget s IV) n. Syn. lawn, turf, verdancy, verdure, greenery, viridity, virescence, viridescence …   English dictionary for students

  • Greenness — (Roget s Thesaurus) < N PARAG:Greenness >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 green green &c. >Adj. Sgm: N 1 blue and yellow blue and yellow Sgm: N 1 vert vert GRP: N 2 Sgm: N 2 emerald emerald verd antique verdigris …   English dictionary for students

  • viridescent — [ˌvɪrɪ dɛs(ə)nt] adjective literary greenish or becoming green. Derivatives viridescence noun Origin C19: from late L. viridescent , viridescere become green …   English new terms dictionary

  • viridescent — /vɪrəˈdɛsənt/ (say viruh desuhnt) adjective slightly green or greenish. {Late Latin viridescens becoming green} –viridescence, noun …   Australian English dictionary

  • viridescent — [vir΄ə des′ənt] adj. [LL viridescens, prp. of viridescere, to become green < L viridis, green] greenish viridescence n …   English World dictionary

  • viridescent — adj. greenish, tending to become green. Derivatives: viridescence n. Etymology: LL viridescere f. L viridis: see VIRIDIAN …   Useful english dictionary

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