- the act, state, or period of flowering; bloom.
Origin of florescence
Examples from the Web for florescent
The florescent orange tube left your lips tasting like artificial cheese.The 21 Worst Food Ideas Ever
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Designer Frida Giannini let the collection scream not-so-subtle sexuality, with florescent pinks, silk and red-hot silhouettes.Photo of The Day: Gucci’s ‘Unfussy Femininity’
September 19, 2012
Even amid the flames, the florescent lights seemed a little dimmer than ever at The Office.Axe The Office!
June 29, 2010
There are also florescent details in the halos, drapery, and so forth, which are closer to Agostino di Duccio than to Donatello.Donatello
David Lindsay, Earl of Crawford
- the process, state, or period of flowering
Word Origin and History for florescent
1821, from Latin florescentem, present participle of florescere (see 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.)).