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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, yellow; 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]


(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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