- 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 vir&emacron;sc&emacron;ns, vir&emacron;scent-, present participle of vir&emacron;scere, to become green, inchoative of vir&emacron;re, 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")