[ flaw-res-uh ns, floh-, fluh- ]
/ flɔˈrɛs əns, floʊ-, flə- /


the act, state, or period of flowering; bloom.


Origin of florescence

1785–95; < Latin flōrēsc(ēns) (present participle of flōrēscere to begin blooming, inchoative derivative of flōrēre to bloom, derivative of flōs flower) + -ence

Related forms

flo·res·cent, adjectivere·flo·res·cence, noun

Can be confused

florescence fluorescence
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British Dictionary definitions for florescence


/ (flɔːˈrɛsəns) /


the process, state, or period of flowering

Word Origin for florescence

C18: from New Latin flōrēscentia, from Latin flōrēscere to come into flower
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