florescence


flo·res·cence

noun \fl-ˈre-sən(t)s, flə-\

Definition of FLORESCENCE

:  a state or period of flourishing
flo·res·cent \-sənt\ adjective

Examples of FLORESCENCE

  1. <the florescence of Mayan art in the seventh century a.d.>

Origin of FLORESCENCE

New Latin florescentia, from Latin florescent-, florescens, present participle of florescere, inchoative of florēre to blossom, flourish — more at flourish
First Known Use: 1793

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