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canescent

[kuh-nes-uh nt] /kəˈnɛs ənt/
adjective
1.
covered with whitish or grayish pubescence, as certain plants.
Origin
1840-1850
1840-50; < Latin cānēscent- stem of cānēscēns, present participle of cānēscere to grow gray, equivalent to cān(us) gray + -ēscent- -escent
Related forms
canescence, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for cane-scent

canescent

/kəˈnɛsənt/
adjective
1.
(biology) white or greyish due to the presence of numerous short white hairs
2.
becoming hoary, white, or greyish
Derived Forms
canescence, noun
Word Origin
C19: from Latin cānescere to grow white, become hoary, from cānēre to be white
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