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virescent Syllabification: vi·res·cent
Pronunciation: /vəˈres(ə)nt/ /vīˈres(ə)nt/

Definition of virescent in English:

adjective

literary
Greenish.
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

1
noun
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

2
adverb
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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