Dictionary

canescent

canescent

adjective ca·nes·cent \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

Browse

Next Word in the Dictionary: cane sugarPrevious Word in the Dictionary: cane rustAll Words Near: canescent
March 05, 2015
ilk Hear it
Sort or kind
Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!
How to use a word that (literally) drives some people nuts.
Test your vocab with our fun, fast game
Ailurophobia, and 9 other unusual fears