canescent

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin canescens, present participle of canescere (to become gray or white)

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

canescent (comparative more canescent, superlative most canescent)

  1. Turning white or gray.
    • 1982, TC Boyle, Water Music, Penguin 2006, p. 434:
      An aureole of canescent hair fanned out round his head, and his jaws collapsed on toothless gums […].
  2. (botany) Covered with short white or gray hairs; hoary.

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Latin[edit]

Verb[edit]

cānēscent

  1. third-person plural future active indicative of cānēscō