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virescence

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noun vi·res·cence \və-ˈre-sən(t)s, vī-\

Definition of virescence

  1. :  the state or condition of becoming green; especially :  such a condition due to the development of chloroplasts in plant organs (as petals) normally white or colored



Circa 1888

First Known Use of virescence

circa 1888


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