Definition of virescent in English:

virescent

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

literary
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.

Origin

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

Derivatives

virescence

noun
More 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.

virescently

adverb
More 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

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