nigrescent

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ni·gres·cence

 (nī-grĕs′əns)
n.
1. The process of becoming black or dark.
2. Blackness or darkness, as of complexion.

[From nigrescent, blackish, from Latin nigrēscēns, nigrēscent-, present participle of nigrēscere, to become black, from niger, nigr-, black; see nekw-t- in Indo-European roots.]

ni·gres′cent adj.

nigrescent

(naɪˈɡrɛsənt)
adj
blackish; dark
[C18: from Latin nigrescere to grow black, from niger black; see Negro1]
niˈgrescence n

ni•gres•cent

(naɪˈgrɛs ənt)

adj.
tending toward black; blackish.
[1745–55; < Latin nigrēscent-, s. of nigrēscēns, present participle of nigrēscere to turn black]
ni•gres′cence, n.