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  1. lactescent(Adjective)


  2. Origin: From lactescens, present participle of lactesco

Webster Dictionary

  1. Lactescent(adj)

    having a milky look; becoming milky

  2. Lactescent(adj)

    producing milk or a milklike juice or fluid, as the milkweed. See Latex

  3. Origin: [L. lactescens, p. pr. of lactescere to turn to milk, incho. fr. lactere to be milky, fr. lac, lactis, milk: cf. F. lactescent.]

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