- 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 Websterâ€™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 The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.