Flavescent meaning

flə-vĕs'ənt
Turning yellow; yellowish.
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Yellow-ish in colour, or turning yellow.
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Origin of flavescent

  • Latin flāvēscēns flāvēscent- present participle of flāvēscere to turn yellow inchoative of flāvēre to be yellow from flāvus yellow bhel-1 in Indo-European roots
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • From Latin flavescens
    From Wiktionary