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nigrescent

[nahy-gres-uh nt] /naɪˈgrɛs ənt/
adjective
1.
tending toward black; blackish.
Origin
1745-1755
1745-55; < Latin nigrēscent- (stem of nigrēscēns, present participle of nigrēscere to turn black, grow dark), equivalent to nigr- (stem of niger) black + -ēscent- (see -esce, -ent)
Related forms
nigrescence, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for nigrescent

nigrescent

/naɪˈɡrɛsənt/
adjective
1.
blackish; dark
Derived Forms
nigrescence, noun
Word Origin
C18: from Latin nigrescere to grow black, from niger black; see Negro1
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