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.
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(Colours) greenish or tending to become green
[C19: from Late Latin viridescere to grow green, from Latin viridis green]
ˌviriˈdescence n
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(ˌvɪr ɪˈdɛs ənt)

slightly green; greenish.
[1840–50; < Latin virid(is) green (see vert)]
vir`i•des′cence, n.
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