from The Century Dictionary.

  • Becoming or growing white.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Growing or becoming white.

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  • adjective rare Growing or becoming white.


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Latin albicans, present participle of albicare, albicatum, to be white, from albus white.


  • 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.

    Latin Literature

  • nec prata canis albicant pruinis. iam Cytherea choros ducit Venus imminente luna5

    Tow Poems on the Return of Spring

  • 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



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