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florescence

[ flaw-res-uhns, floh-, fluh- ]
/ flɔˈrɛs əns, floʊ-, flə- /
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noun

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

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Origin of florescence

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

OTHER WORDS FROM florescence

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

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH florescence

florescence , fluorescence
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British Dictionary definitions for florescence

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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