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 (flou′ər-ĭt, -ĕt)
A small flower; a floret.
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(Botany) another name for floret
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(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]
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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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schenckii appears as small (2 to 5 micrometers), round to oval to cigar-shaped yeast cells or fine, branching septate hyphae with either ovoid microconidia borne in clusters from the ends of conidiophores (having a flowerette arrangement) or are brown, oval or triangular, thick-walled, and directly attached to the sides of the hyphae.
Yost recommends pulling off the little flowerettes and sprinkling them in salads.
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