Definition of nigricant in English:

nigricant

adjective

  • Black; (Botany) turning black with age.

Origin

Late 18th century; earliest use found in Thomas Nugent (c1700–1772), writer and traveller. From classical Latin nigricant-, nigricāns blackish, swarthy, present participle of nigricāre to be blackish from nigr-, niger black + -icāre, verbal suffix. Compare Italian † nigricante, Portuguese nigricante.

Pronunciation

nigricant

/ˈnɪɡrɪk(ə)nt/