- becoming or tending to become black
Origin of nigrescentClassical Latin nigrescens, present participle of nigrescere, to grow black ; from niger, black
(comparative more nigrescent, superlative most nigrescent)
- Growing or becoming black; approaching blackness.
Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster's Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.