Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A condition or time of flowering.
  • noun A condition or period of great vigor. synonym: bloom.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A flowering or blossoming out; growth; development; maturity.
  • noun In botany, a bursting into flower; the state of being in bloom; inflorescence; anthesis.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Bot.) A bursting into flower; a blossoming.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The time, or the condition of budding or flowering

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

  • noun the time and process of budding and unfolding of blossoms

Etymologies

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

[New Latin flōrēscentia, from Latin flōrēscēns, flōrēscent-, present participle of flōrēscere, inchoative of flōrēre, to flower, bloom; see flourish.]

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