Flavescent - definition of flavescent by The Free Dictionary
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Turning yellow; yellowish.
[Latin flāvēscēns, flāvēscent-
, present participle of flāvēscere
, to turn yellow
, inchoative of flāvēre
, to be yellow
, from flāvus
; see bhel-
in Indo-European roots
(Colours) turning yellow; yellowish
[C19: from Latin flāvēscere to become yellow, from flāvēre to be yellow, from flāvus yellow]
fla•ves•cent (fləˈvɛs ənt)
turning yellow; yellowish.
[1850–55; < Latin flāvēscent-, s. of flāvēscēns, present participle of flāvēscere to become yellow, derivative of flāvus yellow]
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Without a shadow of doubt the most patronising and entitled Polyanna on the Box, just five minutes in and my already jaundiced view of Xmas had taken on the same deeply flavescent
colour as the late Ollie Reed's liver.
6 If something is flavescent
, what colour is it turning?