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Definitions of flower

  1. produce or yield flowers; "The cherry tree bloomed" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. reproductive organ of angiosperm plants especially one having showy or colorful parts Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. the period of greatest prosperity or productivity Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. a plant cultivated for its blooms or blossoms Wordnet Dictionary DB
  5. In the popular sense, the bloom or blossom of a plant; the showy portion, usually of a different color, shape, and texture from the foliage. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. That part of a plant destined to produce seed, and hence including one or both of the sexual organs; an organ or combination of the organs of reproduction, whether inclosed by a circle of foliar parts or not. A complete flower consists of two essential parts, the stamens and the pistil, and two floral envelopes, the corolla and callyx. In mosses the flowers consist of a few special leaves surrounding or subtending organs called archegonia. See Blossom, and Corolla. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. The fairest, freshest, and choicest part of anything; as, the flower of an army, or of a family; the state or time of freshness and bloom; as, the flower of life, that is, youth. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. Grain pulverized; meal; flour. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. A substance in the form of a powder, especially when condensed from sublimation; as, the flowers of sulphur. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. A figure of speech; an ornament of style. Webster Dictionary DB
  11. Ornamental type used chiefly for borders around pages, cards, etc. Webster Dictionary DB
  12. Menstrual discharges. Webster Dictionary DB
  13. To blossom; to bloom; to expand the petals, as a plant; to produce flowers; as, this plant flowers in June. Webster Dictionary DB
  14. To come into the finest or fairest condition. Webster Dictionary DB
  15. To froth; to ferment gently, as new beer. Webster Dictionary DB
  16. To come off as flowers by sublimation. Webster Dictionary DB
  17. To embellish with flowers; to adorn with imitated flowers; as, flowered silk. Webster Dictionary DB
  18. That part of a plant which contains the reproductive organs; a blossom; the best, or choicest, part of anything. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  19. To put forth blossoms. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  20. To ornament or cover with blossoms or their representation. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  21. The sexual organs of a phanerogamous plant, with the floral envelopes, or perianth; the sexual organs are the stamens (male) and pistils (female); the perianth consists of corolla with its petals (the inner envelope) and calyx with its sepals (the outer envelope); the male or female organs may be absent (unisexual flower) and there may be but one perianth. A practical medical dictionary. By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop. Published 1920.
  22. The blossom of a plant; the best of anything; the prime of life; the person or thing most distinguished; a figure of speech. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  23. To adorn with figures of flowers. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  24. To blossom; to flourish. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  25. FLOWERINESS. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  26. Blossom of a plant; best of anything; prime of life. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  27. To blossom; put forth flowers. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  28. To ornament with figures of flowers. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  29. To decorate with flowers. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  30. To bloom; blossom. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  31. The blossom of a plant; bloom. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  32. A flowering plant. See illus. on next page. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  33. The best of anything. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  34. An ornament; figure of speech. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  35. A very light powder. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  36. Substances in a fine powdery state due to sublimation; menstrual discharge. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  37. The blossom of a plant; the period of youthful vigour; the choicest part of a thing; figure or ornament of speech. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  38. To cause to flower; to embellish with figures of flowers. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  39. To blossom; to flourish; to ferment gently; to come as cream from the surface. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  40. Blossom; the bloom or flourish of a plant; the best or finest part of a thing, as flower of age, an army, &c. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  41. To blossom or bloom; to adorn with flowers. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  42. The blossom of a plant, comprising generally sepals, petals, stamens, and pistils; a leafy shoot adapted for reproductive purposes. A dictionary of scientific terms. By Henderson, I. F.; Henderson, W. D. Published 1920.
  43. [Latin] The blossom of a plant, comprising generally sepals, petals, stamens, and pistil; a leafy shoot adapted for reproductive purposes. na
  44. flow'[.e]r, n. a growth comprising the reproductive organs of plants: the blossom of a plant: the best of anything: the prime of life: the person or thing most distinguished: a figure of speech: ornament of style: (pl.) menstrual discharge (B.).--v.t. to adorn with figures of flowers.--v.i. to blossom: to flourish.--ns. FLOW'ERAGE, a gathering of flowers; FLOW'ER-BELL, a blossom shaped like a bell; FLOW'ER-BUD, a bud with the unopened flower; FLOW'ER-CLOCK, a collection of flowers so arranged that the time of day is indicated by their times of opening and closing; FLOW'ER-DE-LUCE, the old name for the common species of iris (q.v.), or for the heraldic emblem conventionalised therefrom (see FLEUR-DE-LIS); FLOW'ERET, a little flower: a floret; FLOW'ER-HEAD, a compound flower in which all the florets are sessile on the receptacle; FLOW'ERINESS; FLOW'ERING-RUSH, a monocotyledonous plant usually reckoned under the order Alismaceæ, with large linear three-edged leaves and an umbel of rose-coloured flowers.--adjs. FLOW'ER-KIR'TLED, FLOW'ERY-KIR'TLED (Milt.), dressed in robes or garlands of flowers; FLOW'ERLESS (bot.) having no flowers.--ns. FLOW'ER-POT, a utensil in culture whereby plants are rendered portable;, FLOW'ER-SERV'ICE, a church service where offerings of flowers are made, to be afterwards sent to hospitals; FLOW'ER-SHOW, an exhibition of flowers; FLOW'ER-STALK, the stem that supports the flower.--adj. FLOW'ERY, full of, or adorned with, flowers: highly embellished, florid.--FLOWER OF JOVE, a caryophyllaceous plant, with heads of purple or scarlet flowers, and leaves silky-white with hairs. [O. Fr. flour (Fr. fleur)--L. flos, floris, a flower.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  45. [Latin] That part of a plant that contains the reproductive organs and the structures bearing and protecting them. na
  46. (Bot.) reproductive organ in plant containing one or more pistils or stamens or both, & usu. a corolla& calyx, (pop.) coloured (i.e. not green) part of plant from which fruit or seed is later developed, whence flowerage n.; (old Chem.; pl.) powder left after sublimation (ff. of sulphur &c.); scum formed by fermentation (ff. of tan); a blossom apart from the plant; flowering plant; (pl.) ornamental phrases (usu. ff. of speech often iron.); the pick or choice of; the best part, essence; the choicest embodiment of; state of blooming (in f.), prime (in the f. of his age); f.-de-luce, see FLEUR-DE-LIS; f.-girl, who sells ff.; f.-piece, picture of ff.; flowerpot, usu. of red earthen ware holding soil in which plant may be set; flower-show, competitive or other exhibition of ff.; hence flowered, flowerless, aa., floweret n. (Vb) produce ff., bloom or blossom, whence flowering a.; (Gardening) cause or allow (plant) to f.; embellish with worked ff. or floral design. [Middle English] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  47. See Tudor rose. Glossary of terms and phrases - Percy
  48. n. [Old English, Latin] A circle of leaves on a plant, usually of some other colour than green; a bloom or blossom;—that part of a plant destined to produce seed, and including the sexual organs;—the fairest, freshest, and choicest part of any thing;—the best; the most distinguished of a class or company;—the prime; the essence;—a figure of speech; an ornament of style;—pl. Bodies in the form of a powder or mealy substance, especially when condensed from sublimation;—menstrual discharges. Cabinet Dictionary
  49. The part of a plant which contains the seeds; an ornament, an embellishment; the prime, the flourishing part; the edible part of corn, the meal; the most excellent or valuable part of any thing. Complete Dictionary

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