- 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")