vir·​i·​des·​cent | \ ˌvir-ə-ˈde-sᵊnt How to pronounce viridescent (audio) \

Definition of viridescent

: slightly green : greenish

Examples of viridescent in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Plant ownership is a commitment that requires regular watering, plenty of sunlight, and based on some schools of thought, even talking to our viridescent friends., "The "Slightly Browning Fake Plants" We Never Knew We Needed," 1 May 2018

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First Known Use of viridescent

circa 1847, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for viridescent

Latin viridis green

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“Viridescent.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Apr. 2021.

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