canescent


ca·nes·cent

adjective \kə-ˈne-sənt, ka-\

Definition of CANESCENT

:  growing white, whitish, or hoary; especially :  having a fine grayish-white pubescence <canescent leaves>

Origin of CANESCENT

Latin canescent-, canescens, present participle of canescere, inchoative of canēre to be gray, be white, from canus white, hoary — more at hare
First Known Use: circa 1828

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