Meaning of viridescent in English:


Pronunciation /ˌvɪrɪˈdɛs(ə)nt/


  • Greenish or becoming green.

    ‘viridescent vegetation’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Evoking images of viridescent dragon scales, the pointed, blue-green leaves create a compact, deer-proof assemblage that's infused with reddish purple tinges.’
    • ‘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.’
    green, leafy, grassy, grass-covered


Mid 19th century from late Latin viridescent- ‘becoming green’, from the verb viridescere, from Latin viridis ‘green’.