- turning or becoming green
Origin: L virescens, prp. of virescere, to grow green < virere, to be green
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- Becoming green.
- Somewhat green; greenish.
Origin: Latin virēscēns, virēscent-, present participle of virēscere, to become green, inchoative of virēre, to be green.