Part of speech: noun
Origin: Greek, mid 19th century
The flowering period of a plant, from the opening of the flower bud.
Examples of Anthesis in a sentence
"The roses’ anthesis happens in the early spring."
"Spring’s anthesis is really on display when the azalea bushes bloom."
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This word stems from the Greek “anthesis,” a noun of action from “antheein,” meaning “to blossom.” That comes from “anthos,” meaning “flower.”
Did you Know?
If read quickly, “anthesis” can easily be mistaken for “antithesis,” a person or thing which is the direct opposite of something else. The antithesis of “anthesis” would be when leaves are falling in autumn.