efflorescence vs flowering what difference

what is difference between efflorescence and flowering

English

Etymology

Borrowed from French efflorescence, from Latin efflorescere, which was from ex- (out) +‎ florescere (to blossom).

Noun

efflorescence (countable and uncountable, plural efflorescences)

  1. (chemistry) The formation of a powdery surface on crystals, as a hydrate is converted to anhydrous form by losing loosely bound water of crystallization to the atmosphere.
  2. (botany) The production of flowers.
  3. (construction) An encrustation of soluble salts, commonly white, deposited on the surface of stone, brick, plaster, or mortar; usually caused by free alkalies leached from mortar or adjacent concrete as moisture moves through it.
  4. (geology) An encrustation of soluble salts, deposited on rock or soil by evaporation; often found in arid or geothermal environments.
  5. (figuratively) Rapid flowering of a culture or civilisation etc.
  6. (pathology) A redness, rash, or eruption on the skin.

Derived terms

  • effloresce
  • efflorescent

Translations


French

Pronunciation

Noun

efflorescence f (plural efflorescences)

  1. efflorescence


English

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈflaʊəɹɪŋ/
  • Hyphenation: flow‧er‧ing

Verb

flowering

  1. present participle and gerund of flower

Noun

flowering (plural flowerings)

  1. (horticulture) The period of time during which a plant is in flower.
  2. (figuratively) The period of time during which someone or something is at its peak.
    Synonym: floruit

Translations

Adjective

flowering (not comparable)

  1. (used only before the noun) Of a plant, that produces flowers.
  2. aflower, in bloom

Translations

Anagrams

  • Wolfinger, reflowing

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