from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Withering but not falling off, as a blossom that persists on a twig after flowering.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Withered, but still attached.
- adj. Able to revive when moistened.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Withering without falling off; fading; decaying.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Withering; fading; decaying.
Latin marcēscēns, marcēscent-, past participle of marcēscere, inchoative of marcēre, to wither.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin marcescens, present participle of marcescere (Wiktionary)