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albescent (adj.)

"becoming white," 1825, from Latin albescentem (nominative albescens), present participle of albescere "become white," inceptive of albere "be white" (from Latin albus "white;" see alb), with inchoative suffix -escere. Related: Albescence.

updated on December 21, 2016

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Definitions of albescent from WordNet

albescent (adj.)
becoming or shading into white;
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