Green or slightly green.

[Late Latin viridēscēns, viridēscent-, present participle of viridēscere, to become green, from Latin viridis, green; see virid.]

vir′i·des′cence n.


1. the state or quality of being green or greenish.
2. greenishness. — viridescent, adj.
See also: Color
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The paintings are of an empty village lane strewn with a faint viridescence of moss, vaporous at sunrise and leading to a half-discerned bosquet of pine-trees (St Valery-sur-Somme); and of ballerinas gyrating in a haze of tulle at the barre in Dancers at Practice in the Foyer, both from about 1890.