- Latin viola a violet. See -escent. (Wiktionary)
“The portrait was vile, a dirty grey colour with large violescent patches.”
“The yellow sunflashes, in falling from the house fronts, sharply outlined the violescent shadows.”
“They remind you that before there was fashion, there was texture, pattern, color, and shape … as seen, for example, in the robber crab or the reticulated python or the violescent sea whip or the eagle stones to be found in Albertus Seba’s Cabinet of Natural Curiosities.”
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