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Meaning of LACTESCENT

 
Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Lac*tes"cent\, a. [L. lactescens, p. pr. of
lactescere to turn to milk, incho. fr. lactere to be milky,
fr. lac, lactis, milk: cf. F. lactescent.]
1. Having a milky look; becoming milky. [Obs.]

2. (Bot.) Producing milk or a milklike juice or fluid, as the
   milkweed. See {Latex}.

 

 

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