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.]
Having a milky look; becoming milky.
Producing milk or a milklike juice or fluid, as the milkweed. See Latex.
© Webster 1913.