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flōresco , ĕre,
I.v. inch. n. [floreo], to begin to blossom or flower, to come out in blossom (class.).
I. Lit.: antequam (plantae) gemmas agant et florescere incipiant, Varr. R. R. 1, 30: “florescunt tempore certo arbusta,Lucr. 5, 670: “puleium aridum florescere ipso brumali die,Cic. Div. 2, 14, 33.—
B. To abound in (cf. floreo, I. B. 3.): “armata florescant pube novales,Val. Fl. 7, 77.!*? The part. fut. pass. in neuter signif.: EODEM DIE (i. e. IV. Calend. Mai.) AEDIS FLORAE, QVAE REBVS FLORESCENDIS PRAEEST, DEDICATA EST, Calend. Praenest. ap. Inscr. Orell. II. p. 389; cf. Lachm. ad Lucr. p. 44.
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