Meaning of nigricant in English:

nigricant

Pronunciation /ˈnɪɡrɪk(ə)nt/

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.