December 6th, 2019

SH education never ends

Friday word: Marcescent

marcescent (mahr-SES-uhnt) - adj., (bot.) withered but still attached.


As in brown leaves that stay on the tree. Taken in the 1720s from Latin, the stem of marcēscēns, present participle of marcēscere, wither/shrivel.

---L.

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