See also: æstivation

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Formed from Latin aestivare, from aestus (heat).

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aestivation (countable and uncountable, plural aestivations)

  1. (biology) A state of inactivity and metabolic depression during summer: the summer version of hibernation.
  2. (botany) The arrangement (vernation) of the parts of a flower inside a bud; prefloration.
  3. (obsolete) The spending or passing of a summer.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Francis Bacon to this entry?)

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