• WordNet 3.6
    • adj efflorescent bursting into flower "flowering spring trees"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Efflorescent Covered with an efflorescence.
    • Efflorescent That effloresces, or is liable to effloresce on exposure; as, an efflorescent salt.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • efflorescent Blooming; being in flower.
    • efflorescent Apt to effioresce; subject to effiorescence: as, an efflorescent salt.
    • efflorescent Covered or incrusted with effiorescence.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Efflorescent forming a white dust on the surface: shooting into white threads
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. efflorescent, L. efflorescens, -entis, blooming, p. pr. of efflorescere,. See Effloresce (v. i.)
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. efflorescĕreex, out, florescĕre, to blossom—flos, floris, a flower.


In literature:

In enforcing a truth we need severity rather than efflorescence of language.
"The Works of Edgar Allan Poe Volume 5 (of 5) of the Raven Edition" by Edgar Allan Poe
In place of fungus or discolored moisture the dust of efflorescence whitened in the obscured corners.
"On the Frontier" by Bret Harte
White cotton caps and red bandanna handkerchiefs were the prevailing forms of efflorescence.
"Elsie Venner" by Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
And then the long hotel piazza came in view, efflorescent with the full-toiletted fair.
"Tales of the Argonauts" by Bret Harte
And what was the origin of this majestic city and its efflorescence of palatial town houses and country seats?
"Following the Equator, Complete" by Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
Their little chambers showed no efflorescence of rime, with which all the surrounding earth was coated.
"Bramble-bees and Others" by J. Henri Fabre
The liberty existed before, and the right to be taxed was an efflorescence and instance of it, not a sub-stratum or a cause.
"The English Constitution" by Walter Bagehot
The whole man was efflorescent.
"The Adventures of Harry Richmond, Complete" by George Meredith
And what was the origin of this majestic city and its efflorescence of palatial town houses and country seats?
"Following the Equator, Part 2" by Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
The surface of the plain was in a great measure covered with a white efflorescence.
"Byeways in Palestine" by James Finn
Sulphat of soda liquefies by heat, and effloresces in the air.
"Conversations on Chemistry, V. 1-2" by Jane Marcet
Indeed it may be, though it is too early to dogmatise, that these poems are but the early efflorescence of a gift for vigorous prose narrative.
"When Winter Comes to Main Street" by Grant Martin Overton
The second efflorescence of Jewish poetry brings forth exotic romances, satires, verbose hymns, and humorous narrative poems.
"Jewish Literature and Other Essays" by Gustav Karpeles
There was, for example, the glorious intellectual efflorescence of Greece.
"God and Mr. Wells" by William Archer
The time for the efflorescence of some of the faculties is in early youth.
"In the School-Room" by John S. Hart
As for McGill, he expanded, he effloresced, if such a nature as his could be said to bloom.
"The Crimson Gardenia and Other Tales of Adventure" by Rex Beach
I then saw a new meaning in the grandeur and efflorescence of the sculptures of the temple.
"The Goddess of Atvatabar" by William R. Bradshaw
They entered together the little efflorescent parlour of the house.
"Sinister Street, vol. 1" by Compton Mackenzie
They are part and parcel of one and the same efflorescence of the human mind.
"Through Nature to God" by John Fiske
Now, in this notion of "efflorescence" there is an element of truth.
"The Color Line" by William Benjamin Smith

In poetry:

Drops of deliquescence glistened on his forehead,
Whitened round his feet the dust of efflorescence,
Till one Monday morning, when the flow suspended,
There was no De Sauty.
"De Sauty" by Oliver Wendell Holmes
While moments pass on pinions fleet,
And youth in beauty effloresces,
The joy that finds itself complete
In honeyed words and soft caresses,
Alas! an index seems to be
Of perilous inconstancy.
"Passer Le Temps" by Hattie Howard

In news:

Efflorescence by the Chapel.
The Downtown Mall is not the only place where bricks are showing a bit of springtime efflorescence .
D7072 Standard Practice for Evaluating Accelerated Efflorescence of Latex Coatings.
Latex paints are sometimes applied over substrates that contain a high level of water soluble salts that result in efflorescence .
Avec l'efflorescence prodigieuse des ballets russes, révélatrice coup sur coup…de Nijinsky , de Benois, du génie de Stravinski.
To understand how deeply the moment of George McGovern's efflorescence differs from our own, pick up the biography McGovern authorized a young Time magazine staffer to write as he began his 1972 presidential campaign.
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