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flo·ret

 (flôr′ĭt, -ĕt)
n.
1. A small or reduced flower, especially one in a spikelet of a grass or sedge or in a flower head of a plant of the composite family.
2. Any of the tight, branched clusters of flower buds that together form a head of cauliflower or broccoli.

[Middle English flouret, from Old French florete, diminutive of flor, flower; see flower.]

floret

(ˈflɔːrɪt)
n
(Botany) a small flower, esp one of many making up the head of a composite flower
[C17: from Old French florete a little flower, from flor flower]

flo•ret

(ˈflɔr ɪt, ˈfloʊr-)

n.
1. a small flower.
3. one of the tightly clustered divisions of a head of broccoli or cauliflower.
[1350–1400; Middle English flouret < Old French florete, diminutive of flor flower; see -et]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.floret - a diminutive flower (especially one that is part of a composite flower)floret - a diminutive flower (especially one that is part of a composite flower)
blossom, flower, bloom - reproductive organ of angiosperm plants especially one having showy or colorful parts

floret

noun
The showy reproductive structure of a plant:
Translations
BlümchenBlümlein

floret

[ˈflɒrət] N [of flower] → flósculo m; [of cauliflower, broccoli] → grumo m, cabezuela f

floret

[ˈflɒrɪt] n
(= small flower) → fleuron m
[cauliflower] → morceau m

floret

n (of flower)(Einzel)blütchen nt; (of cauliflower)Röschen nt

floret

[ˈflɔːrɪt] n (Bot) → flosculo
References in classic literature ?
Every one knows the difference in the ray and central florets of, for instance, the daisy, and this difference is often accompanied with the abortion of parts of the flower.
She is almost a child herself, and the little pink round things will hang about her like florets round the central flower; and the husband will look on, smiling benignly, able, whenever he chooses, to withdraw into the sanctuary of his wisdom, towards which his sweet wife will look reverently, and never lift the curtain.
The fall of snowflakes in a still air, preserving to each crystal its perfect form; the blowing of sleet over a wide sheet of water, and over plains; the waving ryefield; the mimic waving of acres of houstonia, whose innumerable florets whiten and ripple before the eye; the reflections of trees and flowers in glassy lakes; the musical steaming odorous south wind, which converts all trees to windharps; the crackling and spurting of hemlock in the flames, or of pine logs, which yield glory to the walls and faces in the sittingroom,--these are the music and pictures of the most ancient religion.
Floret Farm's Cut Flower Garden: Grow, Harvest & Arrange Stunning Seasonal Blooms features lovely color photos by Michelle M.
Pollen viability was estimated in 2014 by collecting pollen from 20 virgin, male-phase, florets (one floret per plant), placing the individual florets in microfuge tubes, fixing the florets in Carnoy's fixative (Ruzin, 1999), and later staining pollen with modified Alexander's stain (Peterson et al.
It could be concluded that humic acid application can increase the vase life by increasing growth indices such as leaf area, fresh and dry weight of floret.
We're one step closer to living the dreamy life of our favorite farmer-florist, Erin Benzakein of Floret in Mount Vernon, Washington, thanks to her new line of cut-flower seeds and tubers to grow in our own gardens.
His teenage refusal to allow a floret to pass his lips caused a year-long fissure in his relationship with our dad, a fissure deepened by the fact I ate my portion as well as his, thereby giving my dad a vegetable stick to beat my brother with.
The greatest benefit is to guarantee a student full time access to his language course, teaching him an autonomic approach in language learning," said Yvan Floret, senior trainer of the Tell Me More program.
The chlorophyll a content accumulated to higher levels in the white Vanda hybrid florets and slightly decreased from the unopened-floret stage (B) to the full-bloom floret stage (FB) in both hybrids.
At each node, the rachilla bore a lemma in whose axil a floret axis ascended.
In early spring of 1999, two spring safflower varieties and three floret removal stages were evaluated in the Karaj-Iran.