vitrescent

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin vitrum +‎ -escent.

Adjective[edit]

vitrescent (comparative more vitrescent, superlative most vitrescent)

  1. Becoming glass; glassy, vitreous.
    • 1791, Erasmus Darwin, The Economy of Vegetation, J. Johnson, p. 14:
      “You from deep cauldrons and unmeasured caves / Blow flaming airs, or pour vitrescent waves [] .”