florescent, adj.
/flaw res"euhns, floh-, fleuh-/, n.
the act, state, or period of flowering; bloom.
[1785-95; < L floresc(ens) (prp. of florescere to begin blooming, inchoative deriv. of florere to bloom, deriv. of flos FLOWER) + -ENCE]

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