Definition of viridescent in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌvirəˈdes(ə)nt/


Greenish or becoming green.
Example sentences
  • Meanwhile, beyond the village peripheries, the Welsh hills were getting greener and greener - that iridescent, viridescent green that looks so wonderful on sunny days.
  • New shoots of young grass come up green - a vivid viridescent I have seen nowhere in America or Europe.
  • Evoking images of viridescent dragon scales, the pointed, blue-green leaves create a compact, deer-proof assemblage that's infused with reddish purple tinges.



Pronunciation: /ˌvirəˈdes(ə)ns/
Example sentences
  • They were cities of leaves./I would lie under them/and my eyes would rise/buoyed up and surfeited/in immense rustling viridescence.
  • The swill of rain water and leaves of lapsed viridescence swashed onto the lip of the pavement.


Mid 19th century: from late Latin viridescent- 'becoming green', from the verb viridescere, from Latin viridis 'green'.

Words that rhyme with viridescent

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, virescent

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Syllabification: vir·i·des·cent

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