Lactescent definition

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Milky.
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(botany) Secreting or yielding a milky sap.
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Becoming milky.
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Of a milky appearance.
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Secreting milk.
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Forming or exuding a milky fluid.
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Milky.
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(botany) Secreting or yielding a milky sap.
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Origin of lactescent

  • Latin lactēscēns lactēscent- present participle of lactēscere inchoative of lactēre to be milky from lac lact- milk melg- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin lactescens, present participle of lactescere

    From Wiktionary