Definition of anthesis in English:

anthesis

Line breaks: an|the¦sis
Pronunciation: /anˈθiːsɪs
 
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noun

[mass noun] Botany
  • The flowering period of a plant, from the opening of the flower bud.
    More example sentences
    • Anthers were isolated from flowers at anthesis and pollen grains were collected.
    • In the field the plants displayed many flowers at full anthesis.
    • In principal, the length of flower anthesis depends on pollination and removal of the pollinium.

Origin

mid 19th century: from Greek anthēsis 'flowering', from anthein 'to blossom'.

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