[flaw-res-uh ns, floh-, fluh-]
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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 flōs flower) + -ence
Related formsflo·res·cent, adjectivere·flo·res·cence, noun
Can be confusedflorescence fluorescence
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Related Words for florescent

flourishing, abloom, florescent

Examples from the Web for florescent

Contemporary Examples of florescent

Historical Examples of florescent

  • There are also florescent details in the halos, drapery, and so forth, which are closer to Agostino di Duccio than to Donatello.


    David Lindsay, Earl of Crawford

British Dictionary definitions for florescent


  1. 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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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.)).

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