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virescent Line breaks: vir|es¦cent
Pronunciation: /vɪˈrɛs(ə)nt/

Definition of virescent in English:


Greenish: his feet were flat on the virescent carpet
More example sentences
  • Behind him, the virescent beast crouched as if about to leap again, bellowing defiance and raising clenched fists that were as big as hams.


Early 19th century: from Latin virescent- 'turning green', inceptive of virere 'be green'.



Pronunciation: /vɪˈrɛs(ə)ns/
Example sentences
  • Vinca virescence is a phytoplasma that causes symptoms of virescence, phyllody and witches’ broom.
  • Proliferation of shoots was observed in one of the samples of periwinkle and, virescence was showed by the other one.


Example sentences
  • Using the virescently marked male-sterile line 81 A, Feng (1990) carried out a trial production of hybrid seeds in Zu County in Hebei Province, China

Words that rhyme with virescent

acquiescent, adolescent, albescent, Besant, coalescent, confessant, convalescent, crescent, depressant, effervescent, erubescent, evanescent, excrescent, flavescent, fluorescent, immunosuppressant, incandescent, incessant, iridescent, juvenescent, lactescent, liquescent, luminescent, nigrescent, obsolescent, opalescent, pearlescent, phosphorescent, pubescent, putrescent, quiescent, suppressant, turgescent, viridescent

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Pronunciation: ɪˈnɒkjʊəs
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