adjective Etymology: Latin viridis green Date: circa 1847 slightly green ; greenish

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  • Viridescent — Vir i*des cent, a. [L. viridescens, p. pr. of viridescere to grow green.] Slightly green; greenish. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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

  • 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 — adjective Having a greenish hue; becoming somewhat green in color …   Wiktionary

  • viridescent — vir·i·des·cent || ‚vɪrɪ desnt adj. greenish …   English contemporary dictionary

  • viridescent — a. (Bot.) Greenish, slightly green, virescent …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • viridescent — vir·i·des·cent …   English syllables

  • viridescent — vir•i•des•cent [[t]ˌvɪr ɪˈdɛs ənt[/t]] adj. slightly green; greenish • Etymology: 1840–50; < L virid(is) green (see vert) vir i•des′cence, n …   From formal English to slang

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

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