florescence

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

noun

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

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  1. florentine,
  2. florentine stitch,
  3. flores,
  4. flores sea,
  5. flores, juan josé,
  6. florescent,
  7. floret,
  8. florette,
  9. florey,
  10. florey, howard walter

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

Can be confusedflorescence fluorescence

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British Dictionary definitions for florescent

florescence

/ (flɔːˈrɛsəns) /

noun

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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