Bot. withering but not falling off
Origin of marcescentClassical Latin marcescens, present participle of marcescere, to wither, decay ; from marcere, to wither ; from Indo-European an unverified form merk-, to grow soft, rot ; from base an unverified form mer-, to rub from source mare
Botany Withering but not falling off: marcescent leaves.
Origin of marcescentLatin marc&emacron;sc&emacron;ns, marc&emacron;scent-, past participle of marc&emacron;scere, inchoative of marc&emacron;re, to wither.
From Latin marcescens, present participle of marcescere