Definition of Canescent

1. Adjective. Of greyish white. "The canescent moon"

Similar to: Achromatic, Neutral



2. Adjective. Covered with fine whitish hairs or down.
Exact synonyms: Hoary
Category relationships: Biological Science, Biology
Similar to: Haired, Hairy, Hirsute

Definition of Canescent

1. a. Growing white, or assuming a color approaching to white.

Definition of Canescent

1. Adjective. turning white or gray ¹

2. Adjective. (botany) covered with short white or gray hairs; hoary ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Canescent

1. [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Canescent

caneh
canehs
caneland
canelands
canelike
canella
canella bark
canella family
canellas
canephor
canephora
canephors
caner
caners
canes
canescent (current term)
caneware
canewares
caneworking
canfield
canfieldite
canfieldites
canfields
canful
canfuls
cang
cangle
cangled
cangles
cangling

Literary usage of Canescent

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1. Botany by Geological Survey of California, William Henry Brewer, Sereno Watson, Asa Gray (1876)
"... is a rather slender shrub, a foot high, the numerous fascicled leaves only 1 or 2 lines long, thick and strongly revolute, canescent with a white ..."

2. New Manual of Botany of the Central Rocky Mountains (vascular Plants) by John Merle Coulter, Aven Nelson (1909)
"Densely tufted on a thick branching caudex, depressed, rising only 3-5 cm. high: leaves crowded, silvery-canescent with a fine appressed pubescence, ..."

3. Flora of the Rocky Mountains and Adjacent Plains, Colorado, Utah, Wyoming by Per Axel Rydberg (1917)
"A tall biennial; stem strict, 5-10 dm. high, densely canescent, with short crinkled hairs as well as sparingly hirsute; leaves linear or narrowly ..."

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