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 (flô-rĕs′əns, flə-)
1. A condition or time of flowering.
2. A condition or period of great vigor. See Synonyms at bloom1.

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

flo·res′cent adj.
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flowering; bursting into flower
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