efflorescent

[ef-luh-res-uh nt]
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Origin of efflorescent

1810–20; < Latin efflōrēscent- (stem of efflōrēscēns), present participle of efflōrēscere to effloresce; see -ent
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Word Origin and History for efflorescent
adj.

1818, from Latin efflorescentem (nominative efflorescens), present participle of efflorescere (see effloresce).

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