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 marcēscēns marcēscent- past participle of marcēscere inchoative of marcēre to wither
From Latin marcescens, present participle of marcescere