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 (flou′ər-ĭt, -ĕt)
A small flower; a floret.




(Botany) another name for floret


(ˈflɔr ɪt, ˈfloʊr-)

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.floweret - a diminutive flower (especially one that is part of a composite flower)floweret - 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
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My Spring is gone, however, but it has left me that French floweret on my hands, which, in some moods, I would fain be rid of.
Within the past two weeks three landscapes and an allegorical painting had sold for good prices; and under the influence of success he expanded like an opening floweret.
Dubai-based Auris Group of Hotels has announced their new floweret in Al Barsha 1 Dubai -- Auris Inn Assma Hotel, a four-star property owned by renowned businessman and investor Adel Noori Jaber.
It came, a floweret bright, amid the cold of winter, when half spent was the night .
For example, in "The Keepsake" the Sara Hutchinson figure is associated with the foxglove, which "Sheds its loose purple bells" (4) and with "the Forget-me-not," that "blue and bright-eyed floweret of the brook" (12).
Cut flowerets from core and split stems up through floweret tops to make trunks no more than 1/4 inch wide.
Yield: 12 to 16 servings BROCCOLI SALAD 1 large bunch fresh broccoli 1/3 cup raisins 1/4 cup crisp-cooked and crumbled bacon 1/2 cup sunflower seeds Separate broccoli into flowerets.
Here in Iowa we occasionally have days when the frost forms intricate flowerets on the kitchen windows, and 'snow squeaks underfoot like little beads of packing foam.
Raw whole stems and flowerets contain 4 grams, which outpaces kale handily.
Plains of grasses, tundra mosses, and ever-so-tiny flowerets enriched the Arctic tundra.
For a change of pace, substitute 4 cups cooked broccoli flowerets for the green beans.
For salad: Cut up flowerets from 1 head of broccoli, 1 medium red onion and 1 cup celery; add 1/2 cup raisins and 10 slices of diced cooked bacon.