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 (və-rĕs′ənt, vī-)
1. Becoming green.
2. Somewhat green; greenish.

[Latin virēscēns, virēscent-, present participle of virēscere, to become green, inchoative of virēre, to be green.]
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(Colours) greenish or becoming green
[C19: from Latin virescere to grow green, from virēre to be green]
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(vaɪˈrɛs ənt, vɪ-)

1. turning green.
2. tending to a green color; greenish.
[1820–30; < Latin virēscent-, virēscēns, present participle of virēscere to become green, inchoative derivative of virēre to be green]
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