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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