cane scent

canescent

[kuh-nes-uhnt]
adjective
covered with whitish or grayish pubescence, as certain plants.

Origin:
1840–50; < Latin cānēscent- stem of cānēscēns, present participle of cānēscere to grow gray, equivalent to cān(us) gray + -ēscent- -escent

canescence, noun
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canescent (kəˈnɛsənt)
 
adj
1.  biology white or greyish due to the presence of numerous short white hairs
2.  becoming hoary, white, or greyish
 
[C19: from Latin cānescere to grow white, become hoary, from cānēre to be white]
 
ca'nescence
 
n

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