virescent definition by Webster's New World
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- turning or becoming green
Origin: Classical Latin virescens, present participle of virescere, to grow green ; from virere, to be green
virescent definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- Becoming green.
- Somewhat green; greenish.
Origin: Latin virēscēns, virēscent-, present participle of virēscere, to become green, inchoative of virēre, to be green.