Albescent
Albescent Al*bes"cent, a. [L. albescens, p. pr. of albescere to grow white, fr. albus white.] Becoming white or whitish; moderately white. [1913 Webster]

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  • albescent — ⇒ALBESCENT, ENTE, adj. Néol. Dont la couleur se rapproche du blanc : • La chartreuse de Bordeaux. Grande allée de platanes. En delà, terrain couvert d avoine folle, dont les tiges albescentes, à tout moment creusées par la houle, découvrent… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • albescent — ALBESCÉNT, Ă adj. care devine alb, care prezintă albescenţă. (< engl. albescent) Trimis de raduborza, 15.09.2007. Sursa: MDN …   Dicționar Român

  • albescent — [al bes′ənt] adj. [L albescens, prp. of albescere, to become white < albus, white: see ELF] turning white albescence [al bes′əns] n …   English World dictionary

  • albescent — albescence, n. /al bes euhnt/, adj. becoming white; whitish. [1825 35; < L albescent (s. of albescens, prp. of albescere), equiv. to alb(us) white + escent ESCENT] * * * …   Universalium

  • albescent — [al bɛs(ə)nt] adjective literary growing or shading into white. Origin C18: from L. albescent , albescere become white , from albus white …   English new terms dictionary

  • albescent — adj. growing or shading into white. Etymology: L albescere albescent f. albus white …   Useful english dictionary

  • albescent — adjective Becoming white or whitish; moderately white …   Wiktionary

  • albescent — adj. becoming white; whitish …   English contemporary dictionary

  • albescent — /ælˈbɛsənt/ (say al besuhnt) adjective becoming white; whitish. {Latin albescens, present participle} –albescence, noun …   Australian English dictionary

  • albescent —   a. becoming white; whitish …   Dictionary of difficult words

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