PRONUNCIATION: ( vuh/vy/vi-RES-uhnt)

MEANING: adjective:
1. Greenish.
2. Turning green.

ETYMOLOGY: From Latin virescere (to become green), from virere (to be green). Earliest documented use: 1826.

VI. DESCENT - the sixth phase of air flight, after boarding, seatbelt inspection, takeoff, climbing, and cruising at altitude

VIRUS CENT - a one-penny coin commemorating the pandemic of 2019-2023

VILE SCENT - the combined musk of a thousand angry skunks