efflorescence

[ ef-luh-res-uh ns ]SEE DEFINITION OF efflorescence

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And all this efflorescence of sacred splendour was created, little by little, by her deft fingers.

Commerce, then, is merely 'the efflorescence of our agriculture.'

The efflorescence and sore-throat were often met with separately.

The surfaces of the slates were covered with an efflorescence of alum and sulphur.

The time for the efflorescence of some of the faculties is in early youth.

Now, in this notion of "efflorescence" there is an element of truth.

At the time of efflorescence the spadix is cut off and the pithy stem is tapped.

These, however, were the evidence of a second efflorescence in the spring.

Their little chambers showed no efflorescence of rime, with which all the surrounding earth was coated.

I remarked that the ground was covered in many places with an efflorescence of salt, and the plants were not numerous.

WORD ORIGIN

1620s, from French efflorescence, from Latin efflorescentem (nominative efflorescens), present participle of efflorescere (see effloresce).

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR EFFLORESCENCE

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nounflower
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