• WordNet 3.6
    • n florescence the time and process of budding and unfolding of blossoms
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Florescence (Bot) A bursting into flower; a blossoming.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n florescence In botany, a bursting into flower; the state of being in bloom; inflorescence; anthesis.
    • n florescence A flowering or blossoming out; growth; development; maturity.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Florescence a bursting into flower:
    • n Florescence (bot.) the time when plants flower
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
See Florescent
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. Flora, the goddess of flowers.


In literature:

But, all the same, it is no mean rival to the quieter process of vegetable florescence.
"Night and Day" by Virginia Woolf
It is possible that it is a florescence not merely of the author's genius, but of his sickness.
"Essays on Russian Novelists" by William Lyon Phelps
It was like a florescence of that dear belated creature whose mind had been awakened by his affection.
"Paris From the "Three Cities"" by Emile Zola
It was like a florescence of that dear belated creature whose mind had been awakened by his affection.
"The Three Cities Trilogy, Complete Lourdes, Rome and Paris" by Emile Zola
The sun's rays poured over it, and life blazed there in a florescence of health and beauty.
"Fruitfulness Fecondite" by Emile Zola
What was the secret of this exotic florescence?
"The Precipice" by Elia Wilkinson Peattie
Both are the florescence of a spirit and a mind.
"The Business of Being a Woman" by Ida M. Tarbell
Grand, sturdy trees both, but how exceedingly modest in their florescence!
"The Cruise of the Land-Yacht "Wanderer"" by Gordon Stables
Florescant, roseoque tremant laquearia risu?
"The Complete Works of Richard Crashaw, Volume II (of 2)" by Richard Crashaw
Not the least thing that came of my condition was the extraordinary florescence of my art.
"A Woman of Genius" by Mary Austin
But there need be no surmise about college florescence.
"Asa Holmes" by Annie Fellows Johnston

In poetry:

What touch is like the Spring's?
By dainty fingerings
Such rare delight to give,
'Tis luxury to live
Amid florescent things.
"The Miracle Of Spring" by Hattie Howard
"All florescence is but fleeting:
Each in turn enjoys its day,
Hath its seed-time, bud and flower,
And as surely fades away.
"Discouragement" by John Lawson Stoddard
Till the frail miracle
Rapturous lyrical
Flushes and glows
With a wraith of florescence
That tempers or lessens
The light of the snows.
"Mist And Frost" by Duncan Campbell Scott
And who shall doubt that this is why
In womanhood's florescent prime
She passed the portals of the sky?
As if a life thus truly given
To purpose pure and act sublime
Were needed also up in Heaven.
"The Needed One" by Hattie Howard
Seed, bud, florescence, and decay
In nature, races, nations, men;--
Nay, Earth itself shall fail one day
To feed its freezing brood! What then?
Successive cycles, vast and small,--
Can these be all?
"Life's Trilogy" by John Lawson Stoddard

In news:

New Practice for The Determination of Titanium Dioxide and Lead Chromate in Thermoplastic Pavement Marking Materials Using Instrumental X-ray Florescent (XRF) Techniques.
Authorities are saying a florescent light is the culprit in a Bellingham house fire.
Bellingham Fire Marshal Jason Napier says investigators determined the Monday evening blaze started when a part of the florescent light heated up.
The kits include a compact florescent bulb, low-flow showerhead and more.
COLUMBIA — Imagine hearing the buzz of the florescent lights, the squeak of rubber on hardwood, the slap and thud of a basketball.
Lights too florescent and annoying bright.
Florescent micrograph reveals RNA, red, absorbed to mineral clay surface and encapsulated within a cell-related structure known as a vesicle.
Gone are the days of choosing either incandescent bulbs or recessed florescent tubes.
The electric company and state promote the used of compact florescent bulbs (CFLs) --even though these lights contain the toxic compound mercury.
It may make more sense to take shorter showers than to switch to florescent bulbs.
Leave your bib ski pants, Charlotte Hornets Starter jackets, and florescent onsies in the box in your parents' basement where they belong.
Two dozen volunteers wearing florescent orange vests, holding signs and rubber boots descended upon Olympia on Saturday with a goal of raising $15,000 for the Muscular Dystrophy Association.
Now with front and rear reflective bands and florescent panels, the ToolVest makes you visible in a busy work environment while keeping your most needed tools, close at hand.