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Greenish or becoming green.
green, leafy, grassy, grass-coveredView synonyms
- ‘Meanwhile, beyond the village peripheries, the Welsh hills were getting greener and greener - that iridescent, viridescent green that looks so wonderful on sunny days.’
- ‘New shoots of young grass come up green - a vivid viridescent I have seen nowhere in America or Europe.’
- ‘Its body is albino and it has an intricate viridescent camouflage.’
- ‘Forging a symbiosis with the force that rules their world, some are viridescent, mimicking the foliage that surrounds them.’
- ‘Evoking images of viridescent dragon scales, the pointed, blue-green leaves create a compact, deer-proof assemblage that's infused with reddish purple tinges.’
Mid 19th century: from late Latin viridescent- becoming green from the verb viridescere, from Latin viridis green.
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