virescence

noun
vi·​res·​cence | \ və-ˈre-sᵊn(t)s How to pronounce virescence (audio) , vī- \

Definition of virescence

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

First Known Use of virescence

circa 1888, in the meaning defined above

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“Virescence.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/virescence. Accessed 2 Mar. 2021.

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