Floriferous
Floriferous Flo*rif"er*ous, a. [L. florifer; flos, floris, flower + ferre to bear; cf. F. florif[`e]re.] Producing flowers. --Blount. [1913 Webster]

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  • floriferous — [flō rif′ər əs, flôrif′ər əs, flərif′ər əs] adj. [L florifer (< flos, a FLOWER + ferre, BEAR1) + OUS] bearing flowers; blooming abundantly …   English World dictionary

  • floriferous — adjective Etymology: Latin florifer, from flori + fer fer Date: 1678 bearing flowers; especially blooming freely • floriferousness noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • floriferous — floriferously, adv. floriferousness, n. /flaw rif euhr euhs, floh /, adj. flower bearing. [1650 60; < L florifer (see FLORI , FER) + OUS] * * * …   Universalium

  • floriferous — adjective That bears flowers (especially lots of flowers) …   Wiktionary

  • floriferous — bearing flowers Bearing and Carrying …   Phrontistery dictionary

  • floriferous — [flɒ rɪf(ə)rəs, flɔ: ] adjective (of a plant) producing many flowers …   English new terms dictionary

  • floriferous — flo·rif·er·ous …   English syllables

  • floriferous — flo•rif•er•ous [[t]flɔˈrɪf ər əs, floʊ [/t]] adj. bot flower bearing • Etymology: 1650–60; < L flōrifer+ ous flo•rif′er•ous•ly, adv. flo•rif′er•ous•ness, n …   From formal English to slang

  • floriferous — /fləˈrɪfərəs/ (say fluh rifuhruhs) adjective flower bearing. {Latin flōrifer bearing flowers + ous} …   Australian English dictionary

  • floriferous — adj. (of a seed or plant) producing many flowers. Etymology: L florifer f. flos floris flower …   Useful english dictionary

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