nigrescent

nigrescent

[nahy-gres-uhnt]
adjective
tending toward black; blackish.

Origin:
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)

nigrescence, noun
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nigrescent (naɪˈɡrɛsənt)
 
adj
blackish; dark
 
[C18: from Latin nigrescere to grow black, from niger black; see Negro1]
 
ni'grescence
 
n

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