viridescent

adjective

vir·​i·​des·​cent ˌvir-ə-ˈde-sᵊnt How to pronounce viridescent (audio)
: 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. refinery29.com, 1 May 2018

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Word History

Etymology

Latin viridis green

First Known Use

circa 1847, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of viridescent was circa 1847

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“Viridescent.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/viridescent. Accessed 4 Mar. 2024.

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