- 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 (â€œto become greenâ€), from virere (â€œto be greenâ€)