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marcescent

adjective mar·ces·cent \-nt\

Definition of marcescent

of a plant part

  1. :  withering without falling off marcescent leaves

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Origin and Etymology of marcescent

Latin marcescent-, marcescens, present participle of marcescere to wither, inchoative from marcēre to wither; akin to Middle High German mern to dip bread in wine or water, Middle Irish mraich, braich malt, and probably to Greek marainein to waste away — more at smart


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marcescent

noun mar·ces·cent \"\

Definition of marcescent

plural

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  1. :  a plant that has marcescent parts

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