Amazing Adjectives, Number Eighteen!

Here is a word from the Latin flavescens, the present participle of the infinitive flavescere, meaning “to become yellow,” from flavens “yellow, golden.”  As exemplified in The Highly Selective Dictionary of Golden Adjectives for the Extraordinarily Literate,

“Rene finally achieved her goal of developing a distinctly flavescent hibiscus.”

flavescent

\ fluhvesuh nt \, adjective;

 1. turning yellow; yellowish

Source: The Highly Selective Dictionary of Golden Adjectives for the Extraordinarily Literate by Eugene Ehrlich.

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