canescent

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adjective ca·nes·cent \kə-ˈne-sənt, ka-\

Definition of canescent

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

Origin and Etymology 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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