[flaw-res-uh ns, floh-, fluh-]
- the act, state, or period of flowering; bloom.
Origin of florescence
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Examples from the Web for florescence
It is possible that it is a florescence not merely of the author's genius, but of his sickness.Essays on Russian Novelists
William Lyon Phelps
In the work of Sir Walter Scott this form of literature attained its florescence.
It was like a florescence of that dear belated creature whose mind had been awakened by his affection.The Three Cities Trilogy, Complete
The sun's rays poured over it, and life blazed there in a florescence of health and beauty.
She was completing the appointed work; and motherliness, at last awakened within her, was blossoming in a florescence of love.
- the process, state, or period of flowering
C18: from New Latin flōrēscentia, from Latin flōrēscere to come into flower
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Word Origin and History for florescence
1793, from Modern Latin florescentia, from Latin florescentem (nominative florescens) "blooming," present participle of florescere "to begin to bloom," inceptive of florere "to blossom" (see flourish (v.)).
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper