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English definition of “efflorescence”


noun [U]     /ˌef.ləˈres.əns/
specialized biology the period when flowers start to appear on a plant Flowers - general wordsFlowers and flowering plants literary the production of a lot of art , especially of a high quality Art and culture
(Definition of efflorescence noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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