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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
1. To produce a flower or flowers; blossom.
2. To develop naturally or fully; mature: His artistic talents flowered early.
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.
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(Horticulture) a plant that flowers at a specified time or in a specified way: a late flowerer.
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(ˈflaʊ ər ər)

a plant that flowers at a specific time or in a certain manner.
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And Duchesse de Nemours is a fully double early flowerer, producing wonderfully scented, spotless white blooms that are lemony green at the base.
If the rose is a repeat flowerer, there will be a second flush later in the year, but the first display of roses is the sweetest and heralds the official start of summertime.
Louise Odier is a beautiful deep pink Bourbon rose, a repeat flowerer with a sweet fragrance.
Blueberry Ozark Blue is a hardy new late flowerer, less prone to damage from late spring frosts, so giving high yields every year.
"Electric indigo appears to be a day flowerer like its mother.
The best thing of all is that Jacques Cartier is a generous repeat flowerer.
Hardy perennials and winter interest shrubs - Rosemary is an earlier flowerer. Mahonia will still be flowering.
To get a display a little earlier, try Sahin's Early Flowerer or for flamboyant crimson, Lambada.
stellata is best in smaller gardens, a prolific flowerer growing up to 3m high.
orientalis is a prolific flowerer once established and the new leathery foliage rises up through the flowers to eventually cover them completely for the summer months.