marcescent

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mar·ces·cent

 (mär-sĕs′ənt)
adj.
Botany Withering but not falling off: marcescent leaves.

[Latin marcēscēns, marcēscent-, past participle of marcēscere, inchoative of marcēre, to wither.]

marcescent

(mɑːˈsɛsənt)
adj
(Botany) (of the parts of certain plants) remaining attached to the plant when withered
[C18: from Latin marcescere to grow weak, from marcēre to wither]
marˈcescence n

mar•ces•cent

(mɑrˈsɛs ənt)

adj.
withering but not falling off, as a part of a plant.
[1720–30; < Latin marcēscent-, s. of marcēscēns=marc(ēre) to wither + -ēscent- -escent]

marcescent

- Describes leaves that wither but remain attached to the stem.
See also related terms for remain.
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