adjective Etymology: Latin virescent-, virescens, present participle of virescere to become green, inchoative of virēre to be green Date: 1826 1. beginning to be green ; greenish 2. developing or displaying virescence

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  • virescent — virescént adj. m., pl. virescénţi; f. sg. virescéntă, pl. virescénte Trimis de siveco, 10.08.2004. Sursa: Dicţionar ortografic  VIRESCÉNT, Ă adj. (Despre un organ vegetal) Care are culoarea verde. [pron …   Dicționar Român

  • Virescent — Vi*res cent, a. [L. virescens, p. pr. of virescere to grow green, verb incho. fr. virere to be green.] Beginning to be green; slightly green; greenish. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • virescent — virescent, ente [viʀesɑ̃, ɑ̃t] adj. ÉTYM. Déb. XXe; de virescence. ❖ ♦ Bot. Se dit d une plante atteinte de virescence. || « L existence de fleurs virescentes » (Rev. gén. des sc., 30 avr. 1906, no 8, p. 382) …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • virescent — [vī res′ənt, vi res′ənt] adj. [L virescens, prp. of virescere, to grow green < virere, to be green] 1. turning or becoming green 2. greenish …   English World dictionary

  • Virescent — Coliade de Booth …   Wikipédia en Français

  • virescent — /vuy res euhnt, vi /, adj. 1. turning green. 2. tending to a green color; slightly greenish. [1820 30; < L virescent (s. of virescens, prp. of virescere to become green), equiv. to vir(ere) to be green + escent ESCENT] * * * …   Universalium

  • virescent — [vɪ rɛs(ə)nt] adjective literary greenish. Derivatives virescence noun virescently adverb Origin C19: from L. virescent turning green …   English new terms dictionary

  • virescent — vi•res•cent [[t]vaɪˈrɛs ənt, vɪ [/t]] adj. 1) bot cvb turning green 2) bot cvb tending to a green color; greenish • Etymology: 1820–30; < L virēscent , virēscēns, prp. of virēscere to become green, inchoative der. of virēre to be green …   From formal English to slang

  • virescent — nt adjective Etymology: Latin virescent , virescens, present participle of virescere to become green, incho. of virēre to be green : beginning to be green : slightly green : developing or displaying virescence : greenish …   Useful english dictionary

  • virescent — adj. [L. virescere, to grow green] Greenish or turning green …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

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