- turning or becoming green
Origin of virescentClassical Latin virescens, present participle of virescere, to grow green from virere, to be green
- Becoming green.
- Somewhat green; greenish.
Origin of virescentLatin virēscēns virēscent- present participle of virēscere to become green inchoative of virēre to be green
(comparative more virescent, superlative most virescent)
Circa 1825, from Latin virescens, present participle of virescere (“to become green"), from virere (“to be green")