verb (effloresc, ing)
- (intransitive) To burst into bloom; to flower.
- (intransitive, chemistry) To change from being crystalline to being powdery by losing water of crystallization.
- (intransitive) To become covered with powder.
- (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.
- (botany) The production of flowers.
- (metaphorical) Rapid flowering of a culture or civilisation etc.
- (pathology) A redness, rash, or eruption on the skin.
- bursting into flower; "flowering trees of spring"
- growing at a rapid rate; "...Essenes were an efflorescent Jewish sect starting in the second century BCE..."
- An unborn baby that is less developed than a foetus.
- An organism in the earlier stages of development before it emerges from the egg, or before metamorphosis.
- In viviparous animals, the young animal's earliest stages in the mother's body
- In humans, usually the cell growth up to the end of the seventh week in the mother's body
- (botany) A rudimentary plant contained in the seed.
- The beginning; the first stage of anything.
- The woody inner layer of the pericarp of some fruits that contains the seed
- (botany) In a plant stem or root, a cylinder of cells the separates the outer cortex from the central core. The endodermis controls flow of water and minerals within the plant. In most plants, this tissue is restricted to the roots.
- (zoology): The deepest layer of the skin.
- Any organism that lives inside another plant
- (biology) triploid tissue, surrounding the embryo of flowering plant seeds, that provides nutrition to the developing embryo
- (biology) The tissue found in the walls of anthers, and in moss capsules
- An uncastrated horse; a stallion.
- 2005: He asked why Hijaz was an . You know what an entire is, do you not, Anna? A stallion which has not been castrated. " James Meek, The People's Act of Love (Canongate 2006, p. 124)
- (stamp collecting) a complete envelope with stamps and all official markings: (prior to the use of envelopes) a page folded and posted.
- whole; complete.
- We had the building to ourselves for the evening.
- (botany) Having a smooth margin without any indentation.
- The outer, protective layer of the skin of vertebrates, covering the dermis
- The similar outer layer of cells in invertebrates and plants
- (botany) the downward curvature of leaves etc due to differential growth rates
- the great circle midway between the celestial poles; the celestial equator
- of, or relating to an equinox
- of, or relating to the celestial or terrestrial equator
verb (erects, erecting, erected)
- (transitive) To put up by the fitting together of materials or parts.
- (transitive) To cause to stand up or out.
- upright, Upright; vertical or reaching broadly upwards.
- rigid, Rigid, firm; standing out perpendicularly.
- Irregularly notched, eaten away, as though bitten
- The act of leaving a dangerous or unpleasant situation.
verb (escap, ing)
- The prisoners made their escape by digging a tunnel
- A key on most modern computer keyboards, sometimes abbreviated Esc, and typically programmed to cancel some current operation.
- (programming) The ASCII character represented by 27 (decimal) or 1B (hexadecimal.)
- You forgot to insert an in the datastream.
- (context, snooker) A sucessful shot from a snooker position.
- (intransitive) To get free, to free oneself.
- The prisoners escaped by jumping over a wall.
- (transitive) To avoid (any unpleasant person or thing); to elude, get away from.
- He only got a fine and so escaped going to jail.
- The children climbed out of the window to the fire.
- (intransitive) To avoid capture; to get away with something, avoid punishment.
- Luckily, I escaped with only a fine.
- (transitive) To elude observation or notice; to not be seen or remembered by.
- The name of the hotel escapes me at present.
- (computing) To prefix a character with a special character (depending on context) to allow a character to pass through without special meaning.
- When using the "bash" shell, you can the ampersand character with a backslash.
- In your monobook.js file, you can the apostrophe character with a backslash.
- Brion escaped the double quote character on Windows by adding a second double quote within the literal.
- (computing) to halt a program or command by pressing a key (such as the Esc key) or combination of keys
- A horticultural technique using pruning and shaping to train the branches of a tree or shrub into a two-dimensional ornamental design, as along a wall or fence.
- A plant that has been shaped in this manner.
- To train a plant in this manner.
- The act of passing through the summer
- (zoology) cessation or slowing of activity during the summer; especially slowing of metabolism in some animals during a hot or dry period
- (botany) the arrangement of sepals and petals in a flower bud before it opens
- A tree or shrub that does not shed its leaves or needles seasonally.
- (colloquial) More specifically, a conifer tree (e.g. pine, fir, cedar.)
- 1858: Henry David Thorea, The Maine Woods http://etext.lib.virginia.edu/etcbin/ot2www-pubeng?specfile=/texts/english/modeng/publicsearch/modengpub.o2w&act=text&offset=618074587&textreg=1&query=+evergreen&id=ThoMain
- :The spruce and fir trees crowded to the track on each side to welcome us, the arbor- vitae, with its changing leaves, prompted us to make haste, and the sight of the canoe-birch gave us spirits to do so. Sometimes an just fallen lay across the track with its rich burden of cones, looking, still, fuller of life than our trees in the most favorable positions.
- 1958: Chuck Berry, Johnny B. Goode
- :Deep down in Louisiana, close to New Orleans,
- :Way back up in the woods among the evergreens,
- :There stood a log cabin made of earth and wood
- :Where lived a country boy named Johnny B. Goode
- (colloquial) A television news story that can be shown at any time there is available space as it is not time-sensitive.
- (patents, pharmaceuticals) To extend the term of a patent beyond the normal legal limit, usually through repeated small modifications.
- (banking) To set the repayment rate of a loan at or below the interest rate, so low that the principal will never be repaid.
- Of plants, especially trees, that do not shed their leaves seasonally.
verb (exasperat, ing)
- To frustrate, vex or annoy; to make angry.
- 1851 The picture represents a Cape-Horner in a great hurricane; the half-foundered ship weltering there with its three dismantled masts alone visible; and an exasperated whale, purposing to spring clean over the craft, is in the enormous act of impaling himself upon the three mast-heads. " Herman Melville, http://etext.virginia.edu/etcbin/ot2www-pubeng?specfile=/texts/english/modeng/publicsearch/modengpub.o2w&act=surround&offset=473764056&tag=Melville,+Herman,+1819-1891:+Moby-Dick,+or,+The+Whale,+1851&query=exasperate&id=Mel2Mob Moby Dick.
- (botany) the outer layer of a pollen grain or spore; the exosporium
- (biology) The outermost layer of the pericarp of fruits; the skin or epicarp