Definition of albescent in English:


Line breaks: al|bes¦cent
Pronunciation: /alˈbɛs(ə)nt


Growing or shading into white: albescent mist
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  • ‘Lutescent ‘leaves will change from green to yellow, and ‘albescent‘leaves will turn from yellow to white.’
  • When this white albescent strip is missing on either a brown or blue then it is a Smoky.
  • Saturday's rain sluiced away the week's snowfall, which the balance of an albescent Sunday replaced.


early 18th century: from Latin albescere 'become white', from albus 'white'.

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