verdant, verd-

(Latin: the color green, yellow-green)

verdant (VER duhnt)
1. Covered with green vegetation or foliage.
2. Green in color.
3. Lacking experience or sophistication (inexperienced or unsophisticated); such as, a verdant youth.
4. Noun form, verdancy; adverb form, verdantly.
A protein which is formed from the breakdown of hemoglobin (a protein that carries oxygen in the blood) and is a precursor to the bile pigment biliverdin (a green pigment found in bile which is formed during haem catabolism).
viridescent (adjective), more viridescent, most viridescent
1. Descriptive of something that is greenish or slightly green.

Sometimes people show viridescent colors in their faces when they get seasick or airsick.

2. Etymology: from Late Latin viridescere, "to grow green"; from Latin viridis, "green".
Someone who shows his sea sickness by having a green complexion.
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