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Definition 1: (botany) the arrangement of sepals and petals in a flower bud before it opens - [noun denoting group]

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(aestivation is a kind of ...) an orderly grouping (of things or persons) considered as a unit; the result of arranging

"a flower arrangement"

(... is part of aestivation) a bud from which only a flower or flowers develop

(aestivation belongs to category ...) the branch of biology that studies plants

Definition 2: (zoology) cessation or slowing of activity during the summer; especially slowing of metabolism in some animals during a hot or dry period - [noun denoting state]

Synonyms for aestivation in the sense of this definition

(aestivation is a kind of ...) a state of quiet (but possibly temporary) inaction

"the volcano erupted after centuries of dormancy"

(aestivation belongs to category ...) the branch of biology that studies animals

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