albescent


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al·bes·cent

 (ăl-bĕs′ənt)
adj.
Becoming white or moderately white; whitish.

[Latin albēscēns, albēscent-, present participle of albēscere, to become white, from albus, white; see albho- in Indo-European roots.]

albescent

(ælˈbɛsənt)
adj
shading into, growing, or becoming white
[C19: from Latin albēscere to grow white, from albus white]
alˈbescence n
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.albescent - becoming or shading into whitealbescent - becoming or shading into white  
white - being of the achromatic color of maximum lightness; having little or no hue owing to reflection of almost all incident light; "as white as fresh snow"; "a bride's white dress"
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