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

First Known Use of canescent

circa 1828, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for canescent

Latin canescent-, canescens, present participle of canescere, inchoative of canēre to be gray, be white, from canus white, hoary — more at hare

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