from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A condition, time, or period of flowering. See Synonyms at bloom1.
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- n. The time, or the condition of budding or flowering
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A bursting into flower; a blossoming.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In botany, a bursting into flower; the state of being in bloom; inflorescence; anthesis.
- n. A flowering or blossoming out; growth; development; maturity.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the time and process of budding and unfolding of blossoms
Although, like Crash, Lord Horror is composed in conventional narrative, it is not what it seems; it is an intricate tableau, or rather a series of tableaux, a florescence from a central idea, which we expanded into picaresque forms that really make no overall narrative sense.
I was sitting on the floor with my back resting against the tub, washed in florescence, the door closed and locked.
The low-watt florescence lights, the sweet edgy smells, the greetings with hands so dry they feel like crushed autumn leaves.
"This is the florescence and each one of these is a seed," noted Indupulapati Rao who is studying Brachiaria at the International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) in Cali, the third largest city in Colombia.
Gigantism during the florescence of adaptive release and dwarfism later as resources are maxed out?
But this florescence of mass bohemianism did not occur in a political vacuum; the counterculture, with its half-conscious invention of new forms of masculinity, was one element of the thriving social-movement sector of the United States in the 1960s and 1970s.
Still, The Farm coalesced during the florescence of gay liberation, and so Stephen's virtual silence on the subject proves historically significant. 19
The wonderful florescence of communication ignited by the Internet contains countless voices riffing on the journalism of others but not so many that do serious reporting of their own.
After that florescence of filial feeling one century ago, Mother's Day (which had an earlier post-Civil War pacifist moment) zoomed on and became an official national holiday in 1914.
A fluorescence, or florescence, something dendritic.