[syn: efflorescence, bloom]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Efflorescence \Ef`flo*res"cence\, n. [F. efflorescence.]
1. (Bot.) Flowering, or state of flowering; the blooming of
2. (Med.) A redness of the skin; eruption, as in rash,
measles, smallpox, scarlatina, etc.
(a) The formation of the whitish powder or crust on the
surface of efflorescing bodies, as salts, etc.
(b) The powder or crust thus formed.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: the period of greatest prosperity or productivity [syn:
flower, prime, peak, heyday, bloom, blossom,
2: any red eruption of the skin [syn: rash, roseola,
efflorescence, skin rash]
3: the time and process of budding and unfolding of blossoms
[syn: blossoming, flowering, florescence,
inflorescence, anthesis, efflorescence]
4: a powdery deposit on a surface [syn: efflorescence,