Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The period during which a flower is fully open and functional.

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  • n. The event of a flower opening.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The period or state of full expansion in a flower.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The period or act of expansion in flowers.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the time and process of budding and unfolding of blossoms

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

Greek anthēsis, flowering, from anthein, to bloom, from anthos, flower.

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Ancient Greek ἄνθος (anthos, "flower"), + -ησις, suffix indicating an event.

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  • JM is avoiding the antithesis of anthesis.

    April 6, 2011

  • Greek Flowering.

    July 9, 2008