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flow·er

 (flou′ər)
n.
1.
a. The reproductive structure of angiosperms, characteristically having either specialized male or female organs or both male and female organs, such as stamens and a pistil, enclosed in an outer envelope of petals and sepals.
b. Such a structure having showy or colorful parts; a blossom.
c. A flower head.
2. A plant that is cultivated or appreciated for its blossoms.
3. The condition or a time of having developed flowers: The azaleas were in full flower.
4. The period of highest development or greatest vigor. See Synonyms at bloom1.
5. The highest example or best representative: the flower of our generation.
6. A natural development or outgrowth: "His attitude was simply a flower of his general good nature" (Henry James).
7. flowers Chemistry A fine powder produced by condensation or sublimation of a compound.
v. flow·ered, flow·er·ing, flow·ers
v.intr.
1. To produce a flower or flowers; blossom.
2. To develop naturally or fully; mature: His artistic talents flowered early.
v.tr.
To decorate with flowers or with a floral pattern.

[Middle English flour, from Old French flor, from Latin flōs, flōr-; see bhel- in Indo-European roots.]

flow′er·er n.
flow′er·less adj.

flowering

(ˈflaʊərɪŋ)
adj
(Botany) (of certain species of plants) capable of producing conspicuous flowers: a flowering ash.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.flowering - the time and process of budding and unfolding of blossomsflowering - the time and process of budding and unfolding of blossoms
growing, growth, ontogenesis, ontogeny, maturation, development - (biology) the process of an individual organism growing organically; a purely biological unfolding of events involved in an organism changing gradually from a simple to a more complex level; "he proposed an indicator of osseous development in children"
2.flowering - a developmental processflowering - a developmental process; "the flowering of antebellum culture"
evolution, development - a process in which something passes by degrees to a different stage (especially a more advanced or mature stage); "the development of his ideas took many years"; "the evolution of Greek civilization"; "the slow development of her skill as a writer"
Adj.1.flowering - having a flower or bloom; "a flowering plant"
flowerless, nonflowering - without flower or bloom and not producing seeds; "a flowerless plant"

flowering

noun
1. development, developing, thriving, flourishing, blossoming, prospering the flowering of multi-party democracy
adjective
Translations

flowering

[ˈflaʊərɪŋ]
A. ADJfloreciente, en flor
B. Nfloración f

flowering

[ˈflaʊərɪŋ]
n (= blossoming) [idea, style] → épanouissement m
adj [shrub, tree, plant] → à fleurs

flowering

adjBlüten-; flowering plantBlütenpflanze f; flowering seasonBlütezeit f; flowering shrubZierstrauch m
n (fig, of idea etc) → Blüte f

flowering

[ˈflaʊərɪŋ]
1. nfioritura
2. adj (in flower) → in fiore; (which flowers) → fiorifero/a, da fiore
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Early observers asked whether they were flowering plants or fungi.
Only after they have grown to this size should you consider slightly reducing their height -- that is, if you want them to continue flowering to the maximum extent.
Flowering Quilts: 16 Charming Folk Art Projects To Decorate Your Home by quilting expert Kim Schaefer is an beautifully presented and "user-friendly" needlecraft guide to making sixteen artistic quilting projects.
Good early bloomers include flowering fruit trees and both native deciduous and cultivated azaleas.
Bees visit wild plants too, pollinating some 40,000 flowering plants, or nearly 17 percent of the known worldwide total, according to a 1996 estimate from ecologists Stephen Buchmann and Gary Nabhan in The Forgotten Pollinators (Island Press).
Flowering plants, on the other hand, will benefit from a fertilizer high in phosphorus.
Flowering plants have spent aeons competing with each other to coax animals to choose their formulation of something sweet.