florescent 1821, from L. florescentem, prp. of florescere (see FLORESCENCE (Cf. florescence)).

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  • Florescent — Flo*res cent, a. [L. florescens, p. pr. of florescere begin to blossom, incho. fr. florere to blossom, fr. flos, floris, flower. See {Flower}.] Expanding into flowers; blossoming. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • florescent — florescent, ente [flɔʀesɑ̃, ɑ̃t] adj. ÉTYM. 1888, Régnier, in T. L. F.; dér. sav. du rad. flos, floris « fleur ». ❖ ♦ Littér. Qui fleurit, est en floraison. ❖ DÉR. Florescence …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • florescent — nt adjective Etymology: Latin florescent , florescens, present participle 1. : being in the stage or at the point of florescence 2. of a cultural level or period : representing the attainment of the highest development of a particular society… …   Useful english dictionary

  • florescent adj — We painted our floor with luminous paint. So now the florescent what it used to be …   English expressions

  • florescent — adjective see florescence …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • florescent — See florescence. * * * …   Universalium

  • florescent — adjective flowering or budding …   Wiktionary

  • florescent — Synonyms and related words: blooming, bloomy, blossoming, budding, burgeoning, crescent, developed, efflorescent, floral, floreate, floriate, floriated, floricultural, florid, flourishing, flowered, flowering, flowery, full fledged, full grown,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • florescent — flo|res|cent Mot Agut Adjectiu invariable …   Diccionari Català-Català

  • florescent — adj. blossoming, flowering …   English contemporary dictionary

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