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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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Flowering vines folded their soft leaves around the trees, making green pillars of their rough trunks.
The effect of selected sex steroids on plant morphology, flowering and sex expression in Cucumis sativus cultivar Kmicic F1 was investigated.
It produces one of the world's largest and rarest flowering structures.
The show, organised by Agri-Horticultural Society of India (AHSI), displayed varieties of flowers grown in winter season, especially Chrysanthemums, Roses, Dahlias and Gladioli as well as Marigolds and perennial flowering plants.
Because plants need to maximize the opportunity for pollinators to gain access to their seeds, variations in the timing of flowering can have profound effects on flower, fruit, and seed production, and consequently agricultural yields.
* CALENDULA: A flowering annual, sometimes called "pot marigold," this fragrance-free flower has been used as a food addition (and for medicinal purposes) since ancient Rome ruled.
Flowering pattern and its relationships with pod retention, reproductive efficiency and yields in 10 local mungbean genotypes were assessed at Mymensingh, Bangladesh in two consecutive years of 2006 and 2007.
Winter flowering heathers flower from November till April, an invaluable source of nectar for bees when flowers are scarce.
The flower show brings together a myriad variety of plants under one roof, such as flowering annuals, perennials, palms, cacti, bonsai, orchids, exotic flowers, flower arrangements, etc.
The boundary of the flower park will have shrubs and flowering plants like hemelia and chandani.