vi·​res·​cence və-ˈre-sᵊn(t)s How to pronounce virescence (audio)
: 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

Word History

First Known Use

circa 1888, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of virescence was circa 1888

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“Virescence.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 9 Dec. 2023.

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