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2023-05-13 13:00 作者: 来源: 本站 浏览: 10 views Make a Comment 字号:

摘要: Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for May 13, 2023 is: florescence • \flor-ESS-unss\  ...

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for May 13, 2023 is:

florescence • \flor-ESS-unss\  • noun

Florescence refers to a state or period of being in bloom or of flourishing.

// She remarked in her lecture on the florescence of Renaissance art and technology.

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Examples:

"Recently, the bright red fruits of two Titan Arums ... have ripened in China National Botanical Garden in China's capital Beijing. Records showed this is the first time that the plants produced fruits under cultivation in a botanical garden across China. Importantly, unlike other plants, Titan Arum flowers occasionally and its florescence is unpredictable, which makes it even more difficult to harvest its fruits." — Chen Na, Chinese Academy of Sciences, 20 Oct. 2022

Did you know?

The flowering of botany as a science in the 18th century produced a garden of English words, mostly adapted from Latin. Florescence is a radiant example, picked from the Latin flōrēscentia, meaning "blossoming." Botanists used it as a showy word to refer to the blooming of a flower. Less literal types appreciated the word too, and applied florescence to anything that seemed to be thriving or flourishing, as in "the highest florescence of a civilization." Flōrēscentia bloomed originally from Latin flōr- or flōs, meaning "flower" and "bloom" (among other things), which English has also to thank for flourish, florid, flora, and flower itself. The list unfurls bounty; from Florida to Florence, flōr-, flōs descendants thrive in abundance.



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