Word of the Day – May 31 – Efflorescence

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Noun: Efflorescence  (ef-luh-RESS-unss)

Definition:

1. The action or process of developing and unfolding as if coming into flower or an instance of such development.

2. Fullness of manifestation: culmination.

3. The period or state of flowering.

Sample sentence: Perhaps a collective sense of anxiety about the natural world … has prompted an efflorescence of books about trees from an aesthetic and cultural standpoint in the last decade or so.

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