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marcescent

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mar=ces=cent

CIDE DICTIONARY

marcescenta. [L. marcescens, p. pr. of marcescere to wither, decay, fr. marcere to wither, droop: cf. F. marcescent.].
     Withering without falling off; fading; decaying.  [1913 Webster]

OXFORD DICTIONARY

marcescent, adj. (of part of a plant) withering but not falling.

Derivative
marcescence n.
Etymology
L marcescere incept. of marcere wither

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