from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Green or slightly green.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Having a greenish hue; becoming somewhat green in color.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Slightly green; greenish.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Slightly green; greenish.
Two green hairstreak butterflies, gracefully viridescent, dance past on a soft wind that sifts through reeds, sets waving the tall golden flower stems of bog asphodel, and silky white plumes of cottongrass that has colonised the old peat-diggings.
At dawn that morning, the truck driver had pulled up in the fourteen-wheeler to a grassy clearing on the north bank of the Tana River, where crocodiles skulked in typhoidal water in the viridescent shadow of mangrove trees.
Always wanting the greener grass in the past or the future, even though we're standing on the lushest, viridescent field we've ever seen?
The tea menu is a tiny piece of delight, with descriptions that blithely use words like "velutinous" and "viridescent" and "vegetal" to describe their oolongs and whites and blacks.
They were viridescent, almost metallic hued — verd-antique.
The promontory on which Sorrento stands is barren enough, but southward rise pleasant cliffs viridescent with samphire, and beyond them purple hills dotted with white spots of houses.
They seemed to taint the lower atmosphere with their glow, so that it did not surprise Gren to see cloud bars of viridescent hue, striping the sky.
They were made of every one of the light, hard, ornamental substances: glittering glassein, the colorful but opaque Ordine plastic, viridescent magnesitic berylium.
I met with Sarcostemma ciliatum; Wall.? petalis extus viridescent, intus ciliisque purpuro sanguinies, but it is rare.
The viridescent ribbon of the Thames bound bridge to bridge running thematically through a symphony of grey and green and gold.