HyperDic: estivation

English > 2 senses of the word estivation:
NOUNstateestivation, aestivation(zoology) cessation or slowing of activity during the summer
groupestivation, aestivation(botany) the arrangement of sepals and petals in a flower bud before it opens
English > estivation: 2 senses > noun 1, state
Meaning(zoology) cessation or slowing of activity during the summer; especially slowing of metabolism in some animals during a hot or dry period.
Synonymaestivation
Categoryzoology, zoological scienceThe branch of biology that studies animals
Broaderdormancy, quiescence, quiescencyA state of quiet (but possibly temporary) inaction
Spanishestivación
Catalanestivació
Verbsestivatesleep during summer
English > estivation: 2 senses > noun 2, group
Meaning(botany) the arrangement of sepals and petals in a flower bud before it opens.
Synonymaestivation
Categorybotany, phytologyThe branch of biology that studies plants
Part offlower budA bud from which only a flower or flowers develop
BroaderarrangementAn orderly grouping (of things or persons) considered as a unit

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