estivation


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  • noun

Synonyms for estivation

(zoology) cessation or slowing of activity during the summer

(botany) the arrangement of sepals and petals in a flower bud before it opens

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He may also have been influenced by Francis Bacon whose Essays he is known to have read: in 'Of Building', first published in the third edition in 1625, Bacon writes that 'On the Under Story, towards the Garden, Let it be turned to a Grotta, or place of Shade, or Estivation.
Rather than migrating to other bodies of water, the turtles remained buried in the basin after the pond was completely desiccated, possibly in a state of estivation.