Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Becoming or growing white.
- adj. rare Growing or becoming white.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Growing or becoming white.
- Latin albicans, present participle of albicare, albicatum, to be white, from albus white. (Wiktionary)
“So, too, his vivid and clearly-cut descriptions of nature in single lines and phrases stand out by themselves like golden tesserae in a mosaic, each distinct in a glittering atmosphere -- _qua tumidus rigat arva Nilus; opacam porticus excipiebat Arcton; nec prata canis albicant pruinis_ -- a hundred phrases like these, all exquisitely turned, and all with the same effect of detachment, which makes them akin to sculpture, rather than painting or music.”
“nec prata canis albicant pruinis. iam Cytherea choros ducit Venus imminente luna5”
“n. state of having wings; disposition of wings in insect. phr. - adj. belonging to bird family which includes the skylark; like or pertaining to skylark. albicant adj. - growing white. albication, n. albugo”
These user-created lists contain the word ‘albicant’.
Not just rare words, but thousands of RARE WORDS WITH DEFINITIONS.
If you want to see the definitions, too, go to
Words for colours that have fallen out of use.
"Luciferous Logolepsy is a collection of over 9,000 obscure English words. Though the definition of an 'English' word might seem to be straightforward, it is not. There exist so many adopted, deriv...
Words for colors, including things so associated with a color that they can be used in reference to a color.
Oddments culled from my "main" lists that belong in a display cabinet of their own, plus sundry other curiosities. :-)
A complement to Chromonyms and Chromonyms 2, which are restricted to nouns that have appeared in at least one dictionary. If a word can be either a noun or an adjective, I list it as a noun. This l...
A big list of color names for use on wordrainbow.com
Exactly what it says on the tin
Words related to white.
Looking for tweets for albicant.